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Monthly Update for December

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

A CLOSE CALL FOR CHRISTMAS

This witty and beautifully illustrated children’s story is guaranteed to brighten your Holiday season. Review

TIS THE SEASON

"Tis the season when taking stock makes you feel stuck in a corner, like you’ve had your bell rung." Translation

ICI LA CHAIR EST PARTOUT

William Lessard Morin moves from the crude to the poetic in this collection. Short story

YOU ARE HAPPY

"There’s no one here to stop me from doing what I’m about to do
No girl who said ‘I love you’ this morning." Excerpt
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 this 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 mid-January 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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