Eric Dupont belongs to Quebec’s answer to the Gen Xers: the Expo 67 generation. His books are among the first in a wave of new Quebec literature: La Presse has called him “one of the province’s most daring and original writers,” while Voir maintains that just two books “were enough to make [his work] essential reading for anyone interested in new Quebec literature.”

Bestiaire—now available for the first time in English translation as Life in the Court of Matanewas one of the three finalists for the 2009 Prix Littéraire France-Québec, a literary prize awarded to French readers’ favorite Quebec novels and was one of La Presse’s top five Quebec novels of 2008.

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