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The Toronto French Book Fair welcomes this year French writer Dominique Fabre, author of more than fifteen novels, short stories and poems. His books have been translated in numerous countries, including two novels in the United States: Guys Like Me, published by New Vessel Press in 2015 (translated by Howard Curtis) and The Waitress Was New, published by Archipelago Books in 2008 (and translated by Jordan Stump).

Dominique Fabre will be part of two events at the French Book Fair : on Friday, December 2nd, at 7.30 pm, in a literary salon entitled "Give Little Guys a Voice", with Radio Canada journalist Sylvie-Anne Jeanson; and on Saturday, December 3rd, at midday, in the roundtable "The Character, from the infinitely small to the infinitely big", with author Jean Fahmy.

You can find more information on the Salon programme here.

About the auhtor

Born in 1960 in Paris, Dominique Fabre possesses a unique voice among contemporary French novelists. Focusing on the lives of individuals on the margins of society, his works combines somber, subdued realism with lyrical perception. In his own words, Fabre “believes in the possibility of showing you genuine beauty, genuine dignity and places or people that have been somehow overlooked.”

In 1995 Maurice Nadeau published Fabre’s first novel, Moi aussi un jour j’irai loin, to much critical acclaim. His Fantômes (Serpent à plumes, 2001) received the Marcel Pagnol prize and his Photos Volées (Editions de l'Olivier, 2014) the Eugène Dabit Prize for populist novel. In 2015, he was awarded the Académie française Maurice Genevoix Prize for the inspiration of his work.

Bibliography

Novels (available in French)

  • Photos volées, Éditions de l'Olivier, 2014. Prix Eugène-Dabit du roman populiste.

  • Des nuages et des tours, Éditions de l'Olivier, 2013.

  • Il faudrait s'arracher le cœur, Éditions de l'Olivier, 2012.

  • J'aimerais revoir Callaghan, Fayard, 2010.

  • Les prochaines vacances, Les Éditions du Chemin de fer, 2008. Illustrations d’Olivier Masmonteil.

  • Les Types comme moi, Fayard, 2007. Published in English under the title "Guys Like Me" by New Vessel Press in 2015 (translated by Howard Curtis).

  • La Serveuse était nouvelle, Fayard, 2005. Published in English under the title "The Waitress Was New" by Archipelago Books in 2008 (translated by Jordan Stump).

  • Mon quartier, Fayard, 2002.

  • Fantômes, Le Serpent à Plumes, 2001.

  • Celui qui n’est pas là, Le Serpent à Plumes, 1999.

  • Ma vie d’Edgar, Le Serpent à Plumes, 1998.

  • Moi aussi, un jour, j’irai loin, Maurice Nadeau, 1995. Premier roman.

Short stories (available in French)

  • J'attends l'extinction des feux, Fayard, 2008.

  • Le Perron, Cadex Éditions, 2006.

  • Pour une femme de son âge, Fayard, 2004.

Poetry (available in French)

  • Je t'emmènerai danser chez Lavorel, Fayard, 2014.

  • Au bout des machines à écrire, Éditions Cousu main, 2013.

  • Avant les monstres, Éditions Cadex, 2009.

Non Fiction / Other Fiction (available in French)

  • En passant (vite fait) par la montagne, Éditions Guérin, 2015.

  • La Malette, suivi de Quand on a des blessures, les pas sont plus lents et de Choses qui, Cenomane, 2014.

Toronto Reference Library 789 Yonge St. Toronto

Dominique Fabre at the Toronto French Book Fair

When
December 2-3, 2016
Where
Toronto Reference Library
789 Yonge St.
Toronto
© Edouard Caupeil for «Libération»

The Toronto French Book Fair welcomes this year French writer Dominique Fabre, author of more than fifteen novels, short stories and poems. His books have been translated in numerous countries, including two novels in the United States: Guys Like Me, published by New Vessel Press in 2015 (translated by Howard Curtis) and The Waitress Was New, published by Archipelago Books in 2008 (and translated by Jordan Stump).

Dominique Fabre will be part of two events at the French Book Fair : on Friday, December 2nd, at 7.30 pm, in a literary salon entitled "Give Little Guys a Voice", with Radio Canada journalist Sylvie-Anne Jeanson; and on Saturday, December 3rd, at midday, in the roundtable "The Character, from the infinitely small to the infinitely big", with author Jean Fahmy.

You can find more information on the Salon programme here.

About the auhtor

Born in 1960 in Paris, Dominique Fabre possesses a unique voice among contemporary French novelists. Focusing on the lives of individuals on the margins of society, his works combines somber, subdued realism with lyrical perception. In his own words, Fabre “believes in the possibility of showing you genuine beauty, genuine dignity and places or people that have been somehow overlooked.”

In 1995 Maurice Nadeau published Fabre’s first novel, Moi aussi un jour j’irai loin, to much critical acclaim. His Fantômes (Serpent à plumes, 2001) received the Marcel Pagnol prize and his Photos Volées (Editions de l'Olivier, 2014) the Eugène Dabit Prize for populist novel. In 2015, he was awarded the Académie française Maurice Genevoix Prize for the inspiration of his work.

Bibliography

Novels (available in French)

  • Photos volées, Éditions de l'Olivier, 2014. Prix Eugène-Dabit du roman populiste.

  • Des nuages et des tours, Éditions de l'Olivier, 2013.

  • Il faudrait s'arracher le cœur, Éditions de l'Olivier, 2012.

  • J'aimerais revoir Callaghan, Fayard, 2010.

  • Les prochaines vacances, Les Éditions du Chemin de fer, 2008. Illustrations d’Olivier Masmonteil.

  • Les Types comme moi, Fayard, 2007. Published in English under the title "Guys Like Me" by New Vessel Press in 2015 (translated by Howard Curtis).

  • La Serveuse était nouvelle, Fayard, 2005. Published in English under the title "The Waitress Was New" by Archipelago Books in 2008 (translated by Jordan Stump).

  • Mon quartier, Fayard, 2002.

  • Fantômes, Le Serpent à Plumes, 2001.

  • Celui qui n’est pas là, Le Serpent à Plumes, 1999.

  • Ma vie d’Edgar, Le Serpent à Plumes, 1998.

  • Moi aussi, un jour, j’irai loin, Maurice Nadeau, 1995. Premier roman.

Short stories (available in French)

  • J'attends l'extinction des feux, Fayard, 2008.

  • Le Perron, Cadex Éditions, 2006.

  • Pour une femme de son âge, Fayard, 2004.

Poetry (available in French)

  • Je t'emmènerai danser chez Lavorel, Fayard, 2014.

  • Au bout des machines à écrire, Éditions Cousu main, 2013.

  • Avant les monstres, Éditions Cadex, 2009.

Non Fiction / Other Fiction (available in French)

  • En passant (vite fait) par la montagne, Éditions Guérin, 2015.

  • La Malette, suivi de Quand on a des blessures, les pas sont plus lents et de Choses qui, Cenomane, 2014.