“Quebec lit is autofiction, and it’s fantastical imaginings à la Sylvain Neuvel or Paige Cooper. It’s slender volumes of taut prose and big sprawling historical novels. It’s two solitudes and it’s a beautiful cacophony of languages. It probably has snow.”
Marchand de feuilles
In the frozen lands of the north, Maud Watt is still known as the “Angel of Hudson Bay.”
Read an excerpt from the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist.
“Life is made up of conflict, pleasure, harmony, and dissonance. The same elements are found in music, art, and the novels of Eric Dupont.”
It seems reductive, it seems too obvious to mention, but Suzanne is on the BTBA longlist because it’s beautifully written.
“It was there, just at the bottom of the eighth beer, that we would start to lose him. He would begin to lift up off the ground, rising ever higher, ever further, until we needed a telescope to watch him ascend into the sky.”