“Quebec literature is torn between looking inward (at the self, the local environment, and the community) and moving outward, exploring experiences in the world beyond with sometimes a taste for the exotic.”
A short story from Arvida, finalist for the 2016 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.
“These are stories of stories: what they do, what life becomes through them, and why they should be passed on.”