Feature Friday: The Greats by Sylvain Prudhomme, translated by Jessica Moore

In this week’s edition of Feature Friday, we’re especially thrilled to bring you an excerpt from the award-winning novel The Greats by Sylvain Prudhomme, translated by Wellcome Prize winner Jessica Moore. Originally published in France as Les Grands (Éditions Gallimard), and winner of both the 2015 Prix Littéraire de la Porte Dorée and the 2014

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The Modern Self is a Reader Self: In Conversation with Bertrand Laverdure and Oana Avasilichioaei

Bertrand Laverdure’s novel, Readopolis, translated by Oana Avasilichioaei, playfully examines the idea that human beings are more connected by their reading abilities than by anything else. Originally published in French as Lectodôme (Le Quartanier, 2008), the novel was critically-acclaimed and was a finalist for the 2009 Grand Prix littéraire Archambault. A review in Le Devoir

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Feature Friday: Charm by Christine McNair

A charm can protect, inflict or influence. For this week’s edition of Feature Friday, we’re pleased to bring you an excerpt from Charm, the second poetry collection by Ottawa poet Christine McNair. In Charm, McNair considers the craftwork of conception from a variety of viewpoints—from pregnancy and motherhood, to how an orchid is pollinated, to overcoming abusive relationships,

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