Hélène Dorion has won numerous accolades for her poetry, including the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Prix international de poésie Wallonie-Bruxelles, and the Prix l’Académie Mallarmé, which was awarded for her body of work. With her debut novel, Days of Sand – translated from the French by Jonathan Kaplansky – Dorion presents a captivating, lyrical piece of sensory fiction chronicling stories of life as experienced from a child’s perspective and through that child’s growing awareness of the world.

Supported by the Government of Québec.