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Governor General awards - who will get it in French fiction?


Governor General Awards will be announced in mid November. It looks like a long time from now. However the list of submitted titles in French fiction is already long. We have some of those great books in our collection. Stefani Meunier from Montreal is the author of  a few novels. Her recent one On ne rentre jamais à la maison is in our collection. Michel Tremblay, was also born in Montreal, where he grew up in the French speaking neighbourhood of Plateau Mont-Royal,  a neighbourhood with a joual dialect. Michel will later introduce joual to the mainstram literature. He is an author of many novels, plays and film scripts. His work was recognized by numerous awards. You will find several of his books in our collection including Au hasard la chance, which is on this year  list  of titles submitted for Governor General Award. La Revenante is the second volume of the novel Maggie by the former political reporter Daniel Lessard, already on the list. An interseting story about a woman who decided to run for a mayor of the village in 1940. Another title La syndrome de la vis is the recent novel of another Quebec writer Marie-Renee Lavoie, who is also an author of children books. La fiancee americaine by  Quebec writer Eric Dupont has already won Prix des libraires 2013. Pauline Gill is the author of several books and recipient of several literary awards. Her historical novel Gaby Bernier found its way to the Governor General award list of title.