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
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!
The Quebec branch of the Professional Writers' Association of Canada recently interviewed me as part of their Member Spotlight series. Read the interview—about why I write and how I deal with writer's block—here.
Samuel's stunning debut is “an insider’s glimpse into a world that many of us come into contact with but can never really know.”
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!
“A rare and beautiful story, Mãn is proof that Ru was no fluke. Though it is a slim volume that can be read from cover-to-cover in a single sitting, its reach is beyond that of most novels.”
https://www.instagram.com/p/7anwUoqEtL/?taken-by=carlyrosalie https://www.instagram.com/p/7anwUoqEtLidKxGl7_tFgb6IesirNgE2hdNKg0/?taken-by=carlyrosalie 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
“The poems in Montreal Before Spring, written by two-time Governor General’s Award Winner Robert Melançon and translated by Donald McGrath, capture the latency of the city at dawn or dusk, in March or October, in the seconds before change is tangible.”