Kim Thúy and Stanley Péan honored

Kim Thúy and Stanley Péan honored

Although these two pillars of Quebec literature operate in different spheres, both have received a new title. While one was named no less than a Knight of the Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic, the other is now part of the board of directors of the Conseil des arts de Montréal.

Stanley Péan is the author of twenty books, the latest of which is Twilight, Hands Free announced in October. In 2020, he won the Victor-Barbeau Prize for his essay Preferably at night, published by Boréal, for which he was also a finalist for the Governor General’s Award. Known for his cultural involvement, the jazz-loving presenter has been bringing us great musical moments on Radio-Canada for several years. In addition, from 1998 to 2013, he ran a column on our pages. There is no doubt that his versatility and dynamism will be appreciated in the CA team.

The Conseil des arts de Montréal supports, monitors and contributes to the growth of Montreal’s culture. Stanley Péan will also join Kim Thúy in CA.

Since the publication of his first book in 2010. Ru, the glow of Kim Thúy never faded. Thanks to her concise, vivid and warm pen, she knew how to appeal to everyone, regardless of their background. Whether it’s about Ru, Your, Man, You or Em, his five novels, imbued with sensitivity, have earned a place among the important works of Quebec literature. She is the winner of several awards, received the Governor’s Award in 2010 and was a finalist for the Alternative Nobel in 2018.

The Order of Arts and Letters of the French Republic highlighted “the exceptional career of this leading author from Quebec and her contribution to the literary world.” Kim Thúy received her signet ring in an intimate ceremony in France.

Congratulations to these two cultural ambassadors!

Stanley Péan: © Patrick Bourque
Kim Thuy : © Gerald Garitan

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