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A new protagonist in the world of children’s literature

A new Quebec publishing house specializing in children’s literature is born. From February 2023, Gründ Québec will offer 10 to 15 titles a year written and illustrated by local talent. The scrapbook Little otters on the runby blogger Lucie-Rose Lévesque and illustrator Lucile Lesueur, the sound book My first Quebec songsas well as the documentary What is Quebec?signed by Patrick Couture and illustrated by Paul Martin, are the first expected releases.

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The France-Quebec Prize awarded to Louis-François Dallaire


It is the author Louis-François Dallaire, who is also a social worker and teacher of family medicine, who won the France-Quebec literary prize last week with his third novel, The day my best friend was arrested for killing his wife, published last year by Éditions de Mortagne. Against the backdrop of murder and suspense, it deals, among other things, with the topic of domestic violence against men. Endowed with a grant of 5,000 euros (about 7,000 Canadian dollars), this French Readers’ Prize, created in 1998, aims in particular to promote Quebec literature in France. The other two finalists were The surprising fate of Pierre Boucherby Nicole Lavigne (Quebec America), e 1542 the cursed colonyby Raymond Rainville (La Plume d’Or).

The preliminary list of the Booksellers Prize is revealed


The winners of the Prix des libraires du Québec will be announced during the gala on May 11th.

The 52 titles in the running for the Prix des libraires du Québec were unveiled last week at the Salon du livre de Montréal. Between these, The end of the beginningby Fadi Malek and Anne Villeneuve (New address), was selected in the Quebec comics category, while The white shadowsby Dominique Fortier (Viola), We have all fallenby Juliana Léveillé-Trudel (La Peuplade), e Penance, by Alex Viens (August Horse), are among 12 Quebec titles in the novel-short-fiction category. Outside Quebec, The Wizard of the Kremlinby Giuliano Da Empoli (Gallimard), e Dear asshole, by Virginie Despentes (Grasset), have been particularly chosen by booksellers. Finalists will be announced in January and winners on 11 May.

Award-winning children’s writers


Isabelle Picard received the Literary Prize for French Teachers in the category “Novel for 9 to 12 years” for the first volume of her series. nish.

Awards have followed one another in the literary world lately and the youth sector is no exception. The Association of Quebec Writers for Youth has awarded the 2022 Céline-Gagnon Prize to Alexandre Gauthier for volume 1 of his series fat ninja. After receiving the Children’s Book Prize from Montreal Libraries, author and illustrator Orbie also won the 2022 TD Prize for Canadian Children’s and Youth Literature for her album The end of lice?. French teachers also awarded their prizes. The titles awarded are: nish, volume 1 – The North and the Southby Isabelle Picard, my summer haikuby Jeanne Painchaud Parasitesvolume 1 – Waspby Marie-Eve Bourassa Of Roots and Words: The Persistence of Languages ​​in North AmericaÉmilie Guilbeault-Cayer and Richard Migneault as well Nin AuassJoséphine Bacon, Laure Morali and Lydia Mestokosho-Paradis.

Veronica Larocca, The print celebrates its 10th anniversary


Over the past 10 years, nearly 18 million digital books have been borrowed (free of charge) by over 885,000 Quebec users on the nearly 1.5 million platform. And, surprise, 9 of the 10 most borrowed digital books come from Quebec. Four of them are by Louise Tremblay-d’Essiambre, while the top spot on the list goes to Pierre-Yves McSween with Do you really need it?. kukumby Michel Jean, e A better manby Louise Penny, they also climbed the charts.

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A reference work on the book industry in Quebec


If the book industry is so abundant in Quebec today, it is thanks to the people and institutions who, from New France to the present day, have helped build the world of publishing, printing, translation or even distribution. the Historical Dictionary of the Book People in Quebec (published by the Presses de l’Université de Montréal) traces in almost 400 notes the evolution of the book trade in the province from its beginnings, under the direction of Josée Vincent and Marie-Pier Luneau, full professors at the Department of Arts, Languages ​​and literatures of the University of Sherbrooke. An important work that bears witness to the birth of a historic industry.

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A specialized French publisher settles in Quebec

French publisher Mobidys, which uses patented technology to adapt books for young people with reading disabilities such as dyslexia, has opened its first offices in downtown Montreal. The first partnerships have already been activated with five local youth publishing houses with the aim of adapting Quebec works and making them locally accessible.

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