Prix ​​​​​​​​des libraires du Québec: unveiling of the preliminary selection

Prix ​​​​​​​​des libraires du Québec: unveiling of the preliminary selection

Heather O’Neill, Alex Viens, Sylvie Drapeau and Mali Navia are shortlisted for the Prix des libraires du Québec.

While the finalists will be announced in January and the winners crowned in May, the preliminary list for the comics, essays, poetry and novel, short story and narrative categories was announced Wednesday at the Salon du livre de Montréal. A total of 52 titles were selected in these categories.

“Losing your head” by Heather O’Neill, “Les pénitences” by Alex Viens, “Le jeu de l’oiseau” by Sylvie Drapeau and “La banalité d’un tir” by Mali Navi are thus part of the 12 titles selected in the novel category, short stories and Quebec narratives.

“The White Shadows” by Dominique Fortier, “Awakening in Kitchike: The bleeding of possibilities” by Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui, “We have all the fall” by Juliana Léveillé-Trudel and “The Girl with a braid” by Françoise de Luca also won a place for itself in this category.

In the category of novels, short stories and stories from outside Quebec, a dozen titles were selected, including “Dear connard” by Virginie Despentes, “Les abeilles grises” by Andreï Kourkov and “Mr. Loverman” by Bernardine Evarist.

Nine titles caught the attention of the selection committees in the Quebec Essay category and six in the Quebec Comic Strip category.

The winners will be crowned on May 11 at the 2023 Gala du Prix des libraires du Québec.

Shortlisted titles in the novel category – News – Récit Québec

“Bird Game”, Sylvie Drapeau (Leméac)

“Loving Reason”, Heather O’Neill (Viola)

“White Shadows”, Dominique Fortier (Alto)

“Waking in Kitchike: The Bleeding of Possibilities”, Louis-Karl Picard-Sioui (Hannenorak)

“We have the whole autumn”, Juliana Léveillé-Trudel (La Peuplade)

“Morel”, Maxime Raymond Bock (August Horse)

“Young Girl with a Braid”, Françoise de Luca (The Leaf Merchant)

“Sailors don’t know how to swim”, Dominique Scali (La Peuplade)

“Inner Mother”, Sophie Marcotte (House on Fire)

“Penances”, Alex Viens (August’s Horse)

“The banality of the shot”, Mali Navia (Leméac)

“At Home”, Myriam Vincent (Bush Poets)

Shortlisted titles in the category Essay Quebec

“Ocpic Dreams”, Étienne Beaulieu (Varia)

“Weaponizing Rage: For Fighting Literature,” by Marie-Pier Lafontaine (Héliotrope)

“Mores: From cannibals on the left to vandals on the right”, Alain Deneault (Lux)

“Scars: Conversation Notebooks”, Sara Danièle Michaud (Nota Bene)

“University Panic: Political Correctness, Awakenings and Other Imaginary Threats”, Francis Dupuis-Déri (Lux)

“Geographies of a Neighboring Country: Poet and Citizen in the Plural of Quebec”, Pierre Nepveu (Boréal)

“You will choose the mountains”, Andréane Frenette-Vallières (Le Noroît)

“The Habit of Ruins: The Sanctity of Oblivion and Ugliness in Quebec,” by MarieHélène Voyer (Lux)

Shortlisted titles in the Quebec Comics category

“Sometimes lakes burn”, Geneviève Bigué (Front Froid)

“Confessions of a Normal Woman”, Éloïse Marseille (Pow Pow)

“The End of the Beginning”, Fadi Malek and Anne Villeneuve (New address)

“René Lévesque: Something like a great man”, Marc Tessier and collective of artists (Moelle Graphik) Goodbye sad love, Mirion Malle (Pow Pow)

“Paris for Dallaire”, Marc Tessier and Siris (La Watermelon)

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