“I’ll just come out and say it. I think that Quebec literature often revolves around men. Men with very important things to proclaim!”
“I feel like there are two good arguments for fiction. And I always have to summon them up in order to convince myself that I’m not wasting my life.”
“As individual readers we are attracted to certain kinds of books, and patterns and themes emerge through those readings.
“One layer that I do really appreciate about Quebec literature is the presence of a social engagement, a politicizing of the subject, voice, language through the material of language at a kind of ground roots level.”
“It’s the first words, the opening lines that grab my attention. They have to land, leave their mark.”
“I held the printed book in my hands for the first time just a few days ago and am a little afraid to open it.”