Email: info@talonbooks.com
Telephone: 604 444-4889
Outside Vancouver: 1 888 445-4176
Fax: 604 444-4119



Subscribe to our Newsletter
Posted: Sunday March 28, 2010
Sheila Fischman

Born in Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Sheila Fischman was raised in Ontario and is a graduate of the University of Toronto. She is a founding member of the Literary Translators’ Association of Canada and has also been a columnist for the Globe and Mail and Montreal Gazette, a broadcaster with CBC Radio, and literary editor of the Montreal Star. She now devotes herself full time to literary translation, specializing in contemporary Quebec fiction, and has translated more than 125 Quebec novels by, among others, Michel Tremblay, Jacques Poulin, Anne Hébert, François Gravel, Marie-Claire Blais, and Roch Carrier.
Sheila Fischman has received numerous honors, including the 1998 Governor General’s Award (for her translation of Michel Tremblay’s Bambi and Me for Talonbooks); she has been a finalist fourteen times for this award. She has received two Canada Council Translation Prizes and two Félix-Antoine Savard Awards from Columbia University. In 2000, she was invested into the Order of Canada and, in 2008, into the Ordre national du Québec, and, in 2008, she received the Canada Council for the Arts Molson Prize for her outstanding contributions to Canadian literature. She holds honorary doctorates from the Universities of Ottawa and Waterloo. Fischman currently resides in Montreal.

LATEST Sheila Fischman NEWS

December 2016 : All Fall 2016 plays are now available!

February 2016 : Valentine’s Day Specials!

October 2015 : As Always is launched – and nominated for a QWF award!

January 2015 : Book Review: Michel Tremblay’s Crossing the City in the Montreal Gazette

October 2014 : Crossing the City Is Here

July 2014 : Our Fall 2014 Lineup!

May 2014 : 85 Ebooks Published To Date!

April 2014 : Three New Arrivals!

January 2014 : Browse Our Spring 2014 Catalogue!

November 2013 : New Book Honours Sheila Fischman and Canadian Tradition of Translation

Copyright Talonbooks 1963-2018



We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF); and the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council for our publishing activities.

If you have any questions or comments about this website, contact the webmaster.