One project we've been working very hard at this season is the special edition of Words Without Borders focused on Quebec Literature in translation.
Some of Quebec's most well-known and also newly established writers are here: Nicholas Dickner, graphic novelist Pascal Girard, poet Helene Dorion, Nadine Bismuth, Christine Germain, Dominique Fortier, among many others.
From the issue's introduction:
"Set in city skyscrapers and rustic retreats, featuring characters ranging from adulterous hockey stars to faithful Canadian Heart Association donors, these stories demonstrate the diverse vitality of Quebecois writing."
The issue is to be launched at a special event as part of PEN World Voices in New York on April 27th, 2011 at Scandinavia House, 58 Park Avenue, and will include Nicolas Dickner, Dominique Fortier and Nadine Bismuth. This will be followed by a private launch party as part of Blue Met's 2011 Festival.
We are very happy to have worked closely with Words Without Borders and the Quebec Delegation of New York to bring Quebec writing in translation to a wider international audience.