Interview

The Unknown Huntsman

The Unknown Huntsman

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

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Dimitri Nasrallah on Hungary-Hollywood Express

Dimitri Nasrallah on Hungary-Hollywood Express

Author, translator, and fiction editor Dimitri Nasrallah reveals what it was like to translate Hungary-Hollywood Express.

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Interview with Juliana Léveillé-Trudel

Interview with Juliana Léveillé-Trudel

An interview with Nirliit author Juliana Léveillé-Trudel.

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

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Interview with Pierre-Luc Landry

Interview with Pierre-Luc Landry

An interview with author, professor, and publisher Pierre-Luc Landry.

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

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Arvida and the Best Translated Book Award

Arvida and the Best Translated Book Award

The winner of the 2016 Best Translated Book Award is set to be announced on May 4, and Quebec’s very own Arvida is very much in the running. Peter McCambridge sat down with P.T. Smith, one of the fiction jury’s nine members, to discuss Arvida’s chances.

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Interview with P.T. Smith
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Interview with Matthew Murphy

Interview with Matthew Murphy

An interview with Montreal-based writer Matthew Murphy, author of A Beckoning War.

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

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Interview with Matthew Murphy & audio excerpt
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Interview with Larry Tremblay

Interview with Larry Tremblay

Biblioasis recently released The Orange Grove by Larry Tremblay in a translation by Sheila Fischman. Here is publisher Dan Wells’ conversation with the author.

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Conversation between Dan Wells and Larry Tremblay
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Interview with Pasha Malla

Interview with Pasha Malla

An interview with Toronto-based author Pasha Malla.

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

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Interview with Jennifer Dummer

Interview with Jennifer Dummer

An interview with Jennifer Dummer of the quélesen blog. If you’re interested in reading in German about contemporary Quebec literature, quélesen is the blog for you.

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

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Interview with Madeleine Stratford

Interview with Madeleine Stratford

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

Madeleine Stratford is a poet, a literary translator, and an associate professor of Translation at the Université du Québec en Outaouais.

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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.

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Interview with Felicia Mihali

Interview with Felicia Mihali

This week Québec Reads spoke with the author of A Second Chance, Felicia Mihali.

“This book would have been something completely different in French. It would have been a tragic, Shakespearean novel about faith, misfortune, hardship. When you know a language too well you cannot avoid the pitfall of giving too many details. My first experience with writing in English was the chance to be simple, colloquial, and funny. My previous books written in Romanian or French are really missing mockery which, as a reader, I appreciate a lot in a book.”

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Review and interview with Felicia Mihali
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Interview with Billy Robinson

Interview with Billy Robinson

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

Billy Robinson is a bookseller at Coop ÉTS in Montreal. Originally from the Gaspé Peninsula, he is a keen reader of Quebec fiction and an active blogger. His recommendations on Goodreads (and elsewhere) are always worth following.

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Translation Interview with Arielle Aaronson

Translation Interview with Arielle Aaronson

This is the fifth in a series of interviews with people who are closely involved with Quebec literature on a daily basis, and the first 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.

Arielle Aaronson is a teacher and translator and recently published 21 Days in October with Baraka Books.

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Interview with Andrew Greenfield

Interview with Andrew Greenfield

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

Andrew Greenfield is an avid reader, and is passionate about books. He moved to Quebec City in early 2009, and lives there with his wife and children. He runs La Bouquinerie Anglaise, an English bookstore, and publishes Life in Québec Magazine, and LifeinQuebec.com, both of which provide news and information in English about the region.

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Interview with Andrew Greenfield
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Interview with Marie-Hélène Vaugeois

Interview with Marie-Hélène Vaugeois

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

Born in 1968, Marie-Hélène Vaugeois has been closely involved with the world of books from an early age: her father is historian and publisher Denis Vaugeois, and her mother opened Librairie Vaugeois on Avenue Maguire in Quebec City in 1974. In other words, the bookstore was Marie-Hélène’s playground before becoming her workplace.

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Interview with Marie-Hélène Vaugeois
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Interview with Robin Philpot

Interview with Robin Philpot

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

Robin Philpot founded publishing company Baraka Books in 2009 and is also an author. Baraka Books has published more than 30 books from Quebec, many of them translated from the French.

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Interview with Dimitri Nasrallah

Interview with Dimitri Nasrallah

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

Dimitri Nasrallah is the fiction editor for Esplanade Books imprint, published by Véhicule Press, and the author of two award-winning novels.

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32Interview with Dimitri Nasrallah
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Heart Songs in Flight

Heart Songs in Flight

In Heart Songs in Flight the reader is a passenger. It is a reflection, a celebration, on peace, choice, and survival.

PETINF14-QuebecReads-Favicon-32x32A short story by Michèle Thibeau
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