We’re thrilled that Jocelyne Dubois‘ debut novella, World of Glass, recently published as part of our Spring 2013 list, has been shortlisted for the Quebec Writers’ Federation Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. Congratulations to Jocelyne.UPDATE: Congratulations to the winner, Saleema Nawaz for Bone and Bread (House of Anansi Press).
QWF jurors said of World of Glass: “In World of Glass we find a very different approach (to mental illness)… one that is important as well as aesthetically satisfying. Here is an utterly convincing and credible portrayal of the true brutality of both the disease and, even worse, the way our society chooses to deal with it. The story is powerful and vivid, and creates an almost surreal atmosphere of falling over the edge.”
See what all the buzz is about and order your copy of World of Glass today!
We’re also extremely proud of our own John Calabro, beloved president of Quattro Books, whose Le Cousin (Lévesque éditeur, 2013), the translation of The Cousin (Quattro Books, 2009), is up for the 2013 Governor General Award for Translation. This is the first book that we ever sold French rights to – and boy, are we glad we did! Congratulations to all GG finalists, winners and their publishers, and special congrats to Sophie Voillot, winner of the French translation award for L’enfant du jeudi.
Order Le Cousin from Lévesque éditeur, or the English, The Cousin, from us.