TIFA Presents: GGBooks Finalists Explore Remnants

Céline Huyghebaert, Aleshia Jensen and Heidi Reitmaier

TIFA Presents: GGBooks Finalists Explore Remnants

Céline Huyghebaert, Aleshia Jensen and Heidi Reitmaier

2:00pm

Monday, November 14, 2022

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.

TIFA Logo        GG Books & Canada Council for the Arts logo

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.

TIFA Logo        GG Books & Canada Council for the Arts logo

Featured Authors

Céline Huyghebaert is an artist and a writer. Her work, at the intersection of visual arts, language and literature, has been exhibited in France and Canada. In 2019, she won the Governor General’s Literary Award for French-language Fiction for her first novel, Le drap blanc, published by Le Quartanier, which was published in English in 2022 as Remnants, translated by Aleshia Jensen. Born in France in 1978, she has been living in Montréal since 2002.

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Aleshia Jensen is a French-to-English translator and former bookseller. Her literary translations include Explosions by Mathieu Poulin, a finalist for the 2018 Governor General’s Literary Award for translation; Prague by Maude Veilleux, co-translated with Aimee Wall; and graphic novels by Julie Delporte, Mirion Malle, Pascal Girard, and Camille Jourdy. Jensen’s own writing has appeared in This magazine and Weird Era literary journal.

Read more about Aleshia Jensen

Heidi Reitmaier is currently the executive director of myseum, a museum that showcases history, culture and the architecture of Toronto. She has held leadership roles at the Art Gallery of Ontario, the Museum of Contemporary Art Toronto and the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago and has worked as a curator at the Vancouver Art Gallery, the Tate Gallery and the Institute of Contemporary Art London. She produced radio for the BBC, has written for Art Monthly, Art Forum and Tate Magazine, and she loves to read everyday.

Read more about Heidi Reitmaier

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Monday, November 14, 2022

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