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JULY 12, 2017

Drawn & Quarterly Receives a Publishing Grant from the Institut Français

By francecanadaculture Toronto

The Montréal based Comic Books publisher Drawn & Quarterly was awarded a publishing grant by the Institut français for their forthcoming publication of "L'étrange".

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JUNE 19, 2017

Paris Fellowship for Canadian Publishers: The Results are Out!

By francecanadaculture Toronto

“Books in Translation: a Paris Fellowship for Canadian Publishers”, a new initiative to promote literature in translation between Canada and France, has just found its very first Canadian fellows. Discover now who are the five Canadian publishers chosen by the jury!

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MAY 04, 2017

Comic Book Artist Sandrine Revel Nominated for an Eisner Award

By francecanadaculture Toronto

Comic-Con International announced the nominations for the 2017 Eisner Awards - the Oscars of the comic world - and the comic book French artist Sandrine Revel is shortlisted for the category Best Reality-Based Work, for her graphic novel about Canadian pianist Glenn Gould, Glenn Gould: A Life Off Tempo.

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MAY 02, 2017

Poet Abdellatif Laâbi Shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize!

By francecanadaculture Toronto

Moroccan poet Abdellatif Laâbi is shortlisted for the Griffin Poetry Prize – the world’s largest prize for a first edition single collection of poetry written in English, which may include works in translation. He will be invited to read in Toronto, with the six other finalists, on June 7.

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APRIL 18, 2017

CANADA - Comic Book Artists Sandrine Revel and Marcelino Truong Tour in May

By francecanadaculture Canada

Sandrine Revel and Marcelino Truong will kick off their Canadian Tour at Toronto Comics Art Festival, before going to Calgary, Edmonton and Vancouver for the VanCAF. Before coming back to France, they will do a last stop by Montréal, for the Festival de la bande-dessinée.

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APRIL 13, 2017

Guy Delisle: an Exhibition, in Moncton, Québec and Toronto

By francecanadaculture Toronto

In partnership with French publisher Delcourt and the Institut français, the cultural service of the French Embassy in Canada presents an exhibition about the Québécois author and illustrator Guy Delisle, in three Canadian cities throughout April and May: Moncton, Québec and Toronto.

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MARCH 17, 2017

Commemoration VIMY - event and celebrations 2017

By francecanadaculture Canada

For the 2017 commemoration around the Vimy battle and the First World War, France would like to highlight the initiatives put in place.

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MARCH 16, 2017

Mathias Enard and Alain Mabanckou Longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize

By francecanadaculture Toronto

The Man Booker International Prize, one of the most prestigious literary prize for books in translation, have selected two Francophone writers for their longlist: Mathias Enard for "Compass" and Alain Mabanckou for "Black Moses".

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MARCH 06, 2017

A Special Issue on Francophone Literary Journalism in the LJS Journal

By francecanadaculture Toronto

The journal "Literary Journalism Studies" has dedicated its latest issue to Francophone literary journalism, its history, influences and legacies, from France to Canada and Belgium.

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JANUARY 23, 2017

Cultural diplomacy platform

By francecanadaculture Canada

The Institut français and its five partners will be launching a Cultural Diplomacy Platform f

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DECEMBER 21, 2016

Dominique Fabre at the Toronto French Book Fair 2016: Media Reviews

By francecanadaculture Toronto

The Toronto French Book Fair welcomed last December 2nd and 3rd French writer Dominique Fabre.

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APRIL 18, 2016

Mend The Living longlisted for the Man Booker International Prize 2016

By francecanadaculture Books

Maylis de Kerangal's novel Réparer les vivants, translated by Canadian translator Jessica Moore and published by Talon Books as Mend the Living, has been longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker International Prize.

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