Spencer Matheson is a novelist and poet. His short story “Glenn Gould Syndrome” was included in Conjunctions 66: “Affinity: The Friendship Issue,” edited by Bradford Morrow, and his poem “Remembrance Day” appears in the Fall 2021 Paris Review. An avid music fan, he wrote the libretto for Patrick Zimmerli’s opera about Lucia Joyce and also writes about jazz for Music & Literature. Born in Calgary, raised in Vancouver, he now lives with his wife and three children in Paris, where he teaches at the École normale supérieure. His novel-in-progress is set in Paris, featuring a ten-year-old boy, half French and half American, on a search for clues to the mysterious disappearance of his mother.