Louis Armand is a writer and visual artist who has lived in Prague since 1994. He has worked as an editor and publisher, and as a subtitles technician at the Karlovy Vary Film Festival, and is an editor of VLAK magazine. He is the author of seven collections of poetry (most recently, Letters from Ausland, Vagabond: 2011; and, in collaboration with John Kinsella, Synopticon, Litteraria, 2012, introduced by Pierre Joris) and a number of volumes of criticism (including The Organ-Grinder's Monkey: Culture After the Avant-Garde, Litteraria 2013). Equus Press published his fourth novel Breakfast at Midnight in 2012, described by 3:AM magazine's Richard Marshall as 'a perfect modern noir.' His latest, Canicule, was published in April this year. A new novel, Cairo, will appear in January 2014.