Manjit Virk was born in the state of Punjab in northern India in 1955. He has a master’s degree in English literature, and he immigrated to Victoria, BC, in 1979. He worked for 20 years for a Victoria-based manufacturer and is currently a freelance interpreter and translator of Punjabi and Hindi. He enjoys walking, basking in the sun, reading and caring for children and pets. He is especially interested in family and societal issues. Manjit and his wife, Suman, live in Victoria.