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Posted: Wednesday January 11, 2017
Dominique Scali
[Dominique Scali]

Dominique Scali is an author and journalist who is nostalgic for bygone eras she can experience only in her imagination. Her novel, À la recherche de New Babylon (La Peuplade, 2015; to be published as In Search of New Babylon in English by Talonbooks), won the First Novel Award at the twenty-ninth Festival du Premier Roman, held in Chambéry, France (2016). It was also a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards (2015), the Grand Prix du livre de Montréal (2015), and the Prix des libraires du Québec (2016).



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BOOK AWARDS

In Search of New Babylon

Winner, First Novel Award in Chambéry, France (2015)

Finalist, Governor General’s Literary Award (2015)

Finalist, Grand Prix du livre de Montréal (2015)

Finalist, Prix des libraires du Québec (2015)

QUOTES OF NOTE

In Search of New Babylon

“Like Guy Vanderhaeghe’s The Englishman’s Boy, Patrick DeWitt’s The Sisters Brothers, or Sean Johnston’s Listen All You Bullets, Scali continues the trend of contemporary Canadian Westerns with [her] own foray into the Wild West of the American frontier after the Civil War. … descriptions are accompanied by sparse, wry dialogue and jumps in time that slowly reveal the ultimate fates of the characters … Scali has written a new type of Western that … keeps you enthralled with characters whose true selves always seem just out of reach to the reader. In Search of New Babylon is an entertaining and well-crafted read for Western and CanLit fans alike.”
Prairie Fire

“This book will knock all the goddamn polish off your teeth.”
—Ross Ufberg (tweet)


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