Fiona McCann is Professor of Postcolonial Literatures at the Université de Lille, director of the research centre CECILLE (UR 4094) and the former President of the French Society for Postcolonial Studies (SEPC). She has published widely on contemporary Irish, South African, and Zimbabwean literatures in English and is the author of a monograph, A Poetics of Dissensus: Confronting Violence in Contemporary Prose Writing from the North of Ireland, (Peter Lang, 2014) and the editor of The Carceral Network in Ireland: History, Agency, and Resistance (Palgrave, 2020). Her current research project focuses on the poetics of care and representations of waste in contemporary postcolonial literatures.