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TIFA Presents: GGBooks Finalists on Bringing French Fiction to English Readers

November 14 at 2pm

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Hear from the translators and editors of White Resin (House of Anansi) and This is How I Disappear (Drawn & Quarterly), two books nominated for the 2022 Governor General’s Literary Award in Translation. Bronwyn Haslam, Tracy Hurren, Aleshia Jensen, Susan Ouriou and Leigh Nash will join interviewer Steven Beattie for an informative panel discussion on the challenges of bringing French-language Canadian fiction to English readers. Audrée Wilhelmy’s White Resin, translated by Susan Ouriou, is an ethereal love story and an homage to feminine nature as it both stands against and remains entwined with the industrial world. Mirion Malle’s This Is How I Disappear, translated by Haslam and Jensen, opens a window into the lives of young people as they face a barrage of mental health hurdles. Learn what goes into the translation process and the important behind-the-scenes work publishing houses do to support the endeavor.

Interviewer: Steven Beattie

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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White Resin book cover

White Resin


This Is How I Disapear Book Cover

This is How I Disappear



TIFA Presents: GGBooks Finalists on Bringing French Fiction to English Readers

November 14 at 2pm


Aleshia Jensen's headshot

Photo credit: Justine Latour.

Aleshia Jensen

Leigh Nash headshot

Photo credit: Johnny CY Lam.

Leigh Nash

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