Gail Scott is an experimental prose writer. Her goal is to write sentences which have the function of poetry. She is the author of the novels The Obituary (Coach House/Nightboat), and My Paris (Dalkey Archive), among others. She is completing a work called Furniture Music, in part an ode to the downtown Manhattan poetry scene. She has taught Creative Writing for a decade at Universite de Montreal and has also worked as a literary translator.