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McGill-Queen’s University Press launched a new book, titled In Translation: Honouring Sheila Fischman, on Monday, October 28, 2013 in Montreal, Quebec. “An homage to Canada’s pre-eminent literary translator and a tribute to the connections created through translation,” the book celebrates Fischman’s career of many decades and her contribution to the cultural ties between English and French Canada.
For Talon, Fischman has translated from French to English many works by Michel Tremblay – including plays, his Notebook novel series, and now his Crossing novel series – as well as works by Monique Durand and Larry Tremblay (most recently, his book Obese Christ, which will be published in Spring 2014).
Translator to the Stars Fischman and fellow translator Linda Gaboriau were also recently honoured in Montreal at the Opening Cocktail of the Blue Metropolis Montreal International Literary Festival in May 2013.
For more information about the book In Translation: Honouring Sheila Fischman, see the McGill-Queen’s University Press website.
From 1988 until the end of 2016, Salt-Water Moon was in print with its original yellow cover, which featured now-outdated type design and a production still from one of the original productions of this sweet play. Now, as the play experiences something of a revival, and as the book goes into its eighth printing, we are pleased to show off the newly redesigned cover of Salt-Water Moon.Tuesday September 26, 2017 in Meta-Talon
From Oral to Written is a study of Native literature published in Canada between 1980 and 2010, a catalogue of amazing books that sparked the embers of a dormant voice. Leading Aboriginal author Tomson Highway surveys the first wave of Native writers published in Canada, highlighting the most gifted authors and the best stories they have told, offering non-Native readers access to reconciliation and understanding, and at the same time engendering among Native readers pride in a stellar body of work. On Meta-Talon, read a selection from Highway’s prologue.Thursday August 10, 2017 in Meta-Talon
August 12 is Buy a Quebec Book Day – and have we got books for you! Browse our list of 12 august and recently published Quebec books – any of which we would, of course, recommend. Read the list, and then get out to your local bookstore this Saturday and show la belle province some literary love!Friday June 23, 2017 in Meta-Talon
The Gorge: Selected Writing by Nancy Shaw launched in April, 2017 at the Western Front in Vancouver. To launch Shaw’s book, published posthumously, editor Catriona Strang read from The Gorge, and then this video was played to a rapt audience. In the video, you’ll hear the voice of Nancy Shaw, reading poems from her book Cold Trip (2006; co-authored with Catriona Strang).
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