Interview with Mathieu Poulin

A question for author Mathieu Poulin How fun was it to write such a fun novel? When I set out to write Explosions, I naively thought it would take four or five months. I’d thought up a premise that I found hilarious: Michael Bay as the main character of an […]

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Interview with Laurence Leduc-Primeau

A question for author Laurence Leduc-Primeau from translator Natalia Hero Chloe’s decision to travel to South America seems at first to be motivated by escapism from the depression and heartache she leaves behind at home in Quebec, but her new surroundings end up forcing her to directly confront her personal […]

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Interview with David Clerson

A question for author David Clerson from translator Katia Grubisic I’d like to ask you about the link between Brothers and the “Maple Spring” student protests in 2012. I seem to recall you mentioning at one point a formative but kind of loose connection between the two… David: Although the […]

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Interview with Éric Mathieu

A question for author Éric Mathieu from translator Peter McCambridge Your novel is set in France just after World War II. It’s a world in which everything seems to be drab, yellowed, faded. Would you say this applies to your characters, too? Has a form of moral decay set in? […]

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Interview with Eric Dupont

A question for author Eric Dupont from translator Peter McCambridge Peter: I often found myself translating La Fiancée américaine with tears in my eyes. Bad things happen, sure, but one thing that strikes me is the sheer goodness of the characters, with Zucker plotting Madeleine’s getaway before a certain body […]

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