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Monthly Update for January

Dear Québec Readers:

We're happy to bring you highlights from the past month at www.quebecreads.com.

Thank you for following and helping us spread the word about the great writing that's coming out of Québec!

All the best,






Peter McCambridge
Québec Reads Editor

 

Latest Articles

EN RAMPANT

While David Clerson’s first novel, Brothers, was sweeping, allegorical, and pull-no-punches dark, En rampant is anchored in the real, paranoid, present, albeit with a significant dash of magical realism. Translation

THE UNKNOWN HUNTSMAN

Katherine Hastings talks about what it was like to translate The Unknown Huntsman, a quirky first novel. Interview

YOU ARE HAPPY

“Déraspe’s writing—in Leanna Brodie’s always on-key translation—is sweet and inquisitive at once.” Review
MOST-READ ARTICLES IN 2016
1. Pour réussir un poulet. Marie-Claude Plourde's translation brings across the gritty, rhythmic language of the original in working-class English that verges on broken.
2. The Muscles of Mermaids, a short story by Mikella Nicol
3. David Warriner's review of Le chasseur inconnu by Jean-Michel Fortier
4. Peter McCambridge's review of La femme qui fuit by Anaïs Barbeau-Lavalette, the best-selling book in Quebec last year with over 60,000 copies sold
5. An interview with Montreal author Matthew Murphy on writing A Beckoning War

NEW FICTION IMPRINT

Fans of Quebec literature will be happy to hear about QC Fiction, a new imprint of bold Quebec fiction in translation.
 
The first title is LIFE IN THE COURT OF MATANE by Eric Dupont. BROTHERS and THE UNKNOWN HUNTSMAN are also now both available in translationClick below to find out more.
QC Fiction

Coming up...
We'll be back next month with more interviews, translations, and extracts.

Until then, if you have any feedback or would like to get in touch with an idea about a review or translation, we'd love to hear from you.

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