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The Murder of Halland

By Pia Juul
Translated by Martin Aitken
Categories: Fiction

When Halland is found murdered almost right outside his door, his widow, Bess, is of course the prime suspect. She isn't worried about that, though, but about the daughter she abandoned years ago. As ...

Ardour

By Nicole Brossard
Translated by Angela Carr
Categories: Poetry

something like wait for me
in the braille of scars
tonight can i suggest a little punctuation
circle half-moon vertical line of astonishment
a pause that transforms
light and breath  
into language and threshold ...

Twenty-One Cardinals

By Jocelyne Saucier
Translated by Rhonda Mullins
Categories: Fiction

From the author and translator of And the Birds Rained Down, a 2015 CBC Canada Reads selection

Winner of the 2015 Governor General's Literary Award for French-to-English Translation

An abandoned mine. A ...

The Poetic Edda

Translated by Jeramy Dodds
Categories: Poetry

Gods, giants, violence, the undead, theft, trolls, dwarves, aphorisms, unrequited love, Valkyries, heroes, kidnapping, dragons, the creation of the cosmos and a giant wolf are just some of the elements ...

The Sleepworker

By Cyrille Martinez
Translated by Joseph Patrick Stancil
Categories: Fiction

John is a poet. Only John almost never writes poems, because he is also unemployed. He lives with four friends, and they squat in a loft in New York New York, a fantastical city that resembles the Big ...

Guyana

By Elise Turcotte
Translated by Rhonda Mullins
Categories: Fiction

Nominated for the 2014 Governor General's Literary Award for Translation

All sorts of things can happen, no matter what road you take, and I never forget that. Death in particular can never be forgotten. ...

White Piano

By Nicole Brossard
Translated by Robert Majzels & Erin Moure
Categories: Poetry

language I'll say yes
from the top of my rib cage
language will you come
out and unearth the salt the certitude

Between the verbs quivering and streaming, White Piano unfolds its variations like musical ...

And the Birds Rained Down

By Jocelyne Saucier
Translated by Rhonda Mullins
Categories: Fiction

A CBC Canada Reads 2015 Selection! Finalist for the 2013 Governor General's Literary Award for French-to-English Translation Deep in a Northern Ontario forest live Tom and Charlie, two octogenarians determined ...

Fences in Breathing

Invited to a quiet Swiss château by the enigmatic Tatiana Beaujeu Lehmann, Anne begins to slowly write a novel in a language that is not hers, a language that makes meaning foreign and keeps her alert ...

Notebook of Roses and Civilization

By Nicole Brossard
Translated by Robert Majzels
Categories: Poetry

Shortlisted for the 2008 Griffin Poetry Prize

Shortlisted for the 2007 Governor General's Award for Translation

The heat of summer on an earlobe, a parking meter, the shadow of crabs and pigeons under a ...