Review: Life in the Court of Matane

I recently had the pleasure of reviewing Eric Dupont's Life in the Court of Matane, translated by Peter McCambridge. About which I had to say this: "Spanning 1976 to 1983, this novel, which was originally published in French in 2008 under the title Bestiaire, is chock full of [...] Quebec “zeitgeist” moments, accompanied by the narrator’s … Continue reading Review: Life in the Court of Matane

New Short Fiction…Coming Soon!

This summer, I've been hard at work trying to wrap up my thesis project. In the meantime, after sending out A LOT of short fiction (and racking up my rejection count), I’m beyond thrilled to say I’ve found homes for some of my pieces in a handful of great Canadian lit mags. "Night Collection" is a short story which asks why we … Continue reading New Short Fiction…Coming Soon!

“My Quiet Revolution” in The Malahat Review!

  Clickez ici pour la version française. It's been nearly a decade since I discovered Québécois folk legend Jean Leloup while on a summer work exchange in St-Jérôme, Québec—quite possibly the least romantic place to try to learn French. After work, I would listen to “Balade à Toronto” from La vallée des réputations on repeat in my bedroom. Back then, I never … Continue reading “My Quiet Revolution” in The Malahat Review!

2015 Giller Prize Announcement The 2015 Giller Prize nominees were announced today! The 2015 longlist can be found here. Sean Michaels, last year's winner for Us Conductors announced the nominees at McGill University. Two fantastic Montreal authors made the cut! Daydreams of Angels by Heather O'Neill (Click here to read my review of Daydreams in PRISM international.) Arvida by Samuel Archibald, translated Donald … Continue reading 2015 Giller Prize Announcement