Michal Schonberg was born in England in 1945. He lived in Czechoslovakia until 1966, then emigrated to Canada. He studied at McGill University in Montreal and at the University of Toronto. Since 1970 he has taught in the Department of Humanities at the University of Toronto Scarborough. Between 1980 and 1985 he was Literary Manager and Dramaturge of the Stratford Shakespearean Festival in Stratford, Ontario. He has published extensively on Czech theatre and on other arts-related subjects. His most recent book is Walk Through That Gate! Conversations with Aleš Veselý, (Torst: Prague, 2006). His relationship with the Škvoreckýs started in 1969. He was secretary-treasurer of Sixty Eight Publishers after it became a non-profit organization in 1977.
University of Toronto