Archive for January, 2015

Translation Interview with Cassidy Hildebrand

Translation Interview with Cassidy Hildebrand

This is part of an ongoing series of interviews with people who are closely involved with Quebec literature on a daily basis, and the second to focus on the translation process. In the future, we’ll talk to publishers, readers, bookstore owners, and translators to get a feel for today’s publishing scene in Quebec.

Cassidy Hildebrand is a freelance translator, reader, and writer. She recently published Death Sentences with University of Ottawa Press.

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Interview with Cassidy Hildebrand
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Le rôle des cochons

Le rôle des cochons

“The verdict is in!” Moranget declares as he sits down among us that same evening by the fire. “The ringleader will be hanged tomorrow for desertion. Right there on that tree. You’ll all be here to see it—a reminder of the fate that awaits traitors working against His Majesty’s will. The second deserter has wholeheartedly repented and our leaders have chosen to be lenient. Nonetheless, he will have to sign an agreement to serve the King, right here in this very land, for ten years.”

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Translation by Peter McCambridge
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A Stone in My Shoe

A Stone in My Shoe

George Ellenbogen’s A Stone in My Shoe: In Search of Neighbourhood is his story of Jewish culture within Montreal. Cities don’t live just in facts, anecdotes, and people, but in myths, in the rumours passed around neighbourhoods by enthusiastic children, or adults amusing themselves by telling tales.

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Review by P.T. Smith
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Le rôle des cochons

Le rôle des cochons

This is an action-packed young adult novel, weaving real historical events and heavy themes into the day-to-day concerns of a young boy between the ages of 12 and 16. It is written simply and well, posing some troubling questions along the way, all based around De La Salle’s expedition to Louisiana in 1684.

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Review by Peter McCambridge
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Terreur dans le Downtown Eastside

Terreur dans le Downtown Eastside

“Which makes that neighbourhood a prime hunting ground for anyone who gets a kick out of roughing up sex workers. They’ve got free rein down there. The last twenty-five years have shown me that. All those prostitutes, drug addicts, and transsexuals on the street down there have no protection whatsoever.”

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Translation by David Warriner
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