Le plongeur is Stéphane Larue’s harrowing and tender account of a young man’s first dishwashing job, struggle with personal demons, and discovery of heavy metal. Published in French by Le Quartanier, it will be released as part of the Biblioasis International Translation Series in 2019. Winner of the Prix des libraires de Québec and Prix Senghor (France).
Synapses, Simon Brousseau’s meditative, rhythmic collection of second-person singular microfictions, is forthcoming from translation stalwarts Talonbooks. The French-language edition from Le Cheval d’août was a finalist for the Grand prix du livre de Montréal.