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TIFA Presents: GGBooks Finalists Explore Remnants

November 14 at 2pm

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What is left of someone who was not important enough to be archived? Canadian author Céline Huyghebaert’s Remnants, translated by Aleshia Jensen, is a finalist for the 2022 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation. This dreamlike memoir is an exploration of essential questions about the value of life in its duration and passing, told through a profound investigation of a father’s life and sudden death. Join both Huyghebaert and Jensen for an insightful conversation on how we talk about what no longer exists, and about the artistic process of translating complex concepts from French to English.

Interviewer: Heidi Reitmaier

Please return to this page on November 14 at 2pm ET to watch the event. The video will be available to view until November 21 at 11:59pm ET.

This free, virtual event is organized in collaboration with the Canada Council for the Arts to celebrate the finalists and winners of the Governor General’s Literary Awards (GGBooks). This year, TIFA is pleased to host finalists from the French-to-English Translation category. The winners will be announced on November 16.

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TIFA Presents: GGBooks Finalists Explore Remnants

November 14 at 2pm


Photo Credit: LeQuartanier/Justine Latour

Céline Huyghebaert

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Photo credit: Justine Latour.

Aleshia Jensen

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