Dominique Hecq grew up in the French - speaking part of Belgium. She now lives in Melbourne. Her works include a novel, three collections of short stories and six books of poetry. Her stories and poems have been published internationally. These appear in English and other languages in anthologies, journals and on websites. Over the years, her work has been awarded a variety of prizes. Hush: A fugue (2017) is her latest book in English. Hors limites, her auto-translation of Out of bounds (2009) is hot off the press at L’Harmattan.