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A writer’s newspaper

In an effort to be even more elitist snobs than they already are honour authors as the Salon du livre opens (and we’re in the middle of book awards season), Le Devoir hands over today’s issue to 33 authors.

The authors (including Dany Laferrière, Caroline AllardFred Pellerin and David Homel) were paired with Le Devoir’s journalists for the day yesterday – an activity chronicled in a two-part liveblog and photo gallery.

Though Le Devoir is one of the few remaining publications in Canada to use a paywall, all the authors’ pieces are currently free online. You can see them listed here.

There’s also a cartoon by Michel Rabagliati and a podcast of interviews about the issue (with bonus sounds of a fake typewriter in the background).

7 thoughts on “A writer’s newspaper

  1. ladyjaye

    Thanks for the link to Rabagliati’s cartoon. I’m a huge fan of his, so I’m always happy to read new cartoons of his. :)

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  2. Hugo P.L.

    First line of your text:

    ”In an effort to (be even more elitist snobs than they already are) honour authors as the Salon du livre opens (and we’re in the middle of book awards season), Le Devoir hands over today’s issue to 33 authors.”

    What I put into brackets was ”scratched” in this version.

    I’m extremely surprised, extremely! What is that, from a professional journalist as you?

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  3. Vahan

    There is a book fair here? In Quebec? With a soaring high school drop out rate? French books? On a small French island surrounded by a sea of English! Who in their right mind would become an author to sell books in Quebec? Woundn’t being a greeter at a BoxMart be more fruitful?
    I’m just saying…..

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    1. W G, Gatineau

      the salon du livre is actually quite big, and mega interesting.

      Lots of local and euro presses. Lots and lots of good books.

      I am regularly amazed when I go there.

      Since most of us are now bilingual, I suggest the anglo crowd get going to the Salon du Livres (despite the small numbers of english books) because we aren’t anymore the two solitudes, but one big happy, multilingual family.

      And might I suggest Les Arbres du Quebec for xmas?

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