The completely bilingual virtual book club Un livrel / One eRead Canada, offered in Canadian libraries from one ocean to the other, is launching its third edition.
In April 2023, we offer you Ce qu’on respire sur Tatouine/Tatouine par/by Jean-Christophe Réhel. For the month of April, the eBooks and eAudio will be available for simultaneous access.*
Come and join us for a discussion with the English translators, Katherine Hastings and Peter McCambridge, who will be interviewed by Shelagh Rogers. You can join them on the Zoom call or watch live on YouTube.
Registrants will receive an additional email with the Zoom link two days before the program.
This event is happening in partnership with CULC. The Canadian Urban Libraries Council has the mission to facilitate advocacy, collaboration, and research that strengthens and promotes the value of Canada’s urban libraries as integral to a vibrant democracy, a strong economy, and thriving communities.
Originally from Ireland, Peter McCambridge holds a BA in modern languages from Cambridge University, England, and has lived in Quebec City since 2003. His translations have been World Literature Today Notable Translations, longlisted for Canada Reads, and finalists for the Giller Prize and the Governor General’s Award for Translation.
Katherine Hastings is a Quebec-based French-to-English translator and English copyeditor. She has translated two novels by Jean-Michel Fortier, The Unknown Huntsman (published 2016) and The Electric Baths (2020); co-translated Tatouine, a novel by Jean-Christophe Réhel (2020); and revised numerous other books for QC Fiction, an imprint of Baraka Books, including Éric Dupont’s 2018 Giller Prize finalist Songs for the Cold of Heart. She has also translated several works of non-fiction, including Montreal and the Bomb by Gilles Sabourin (2021) and The Plains of Abraham: Battlefield 1759 and 1760 by historian Hélène Quimper and the National Battlefields Commission, published in 2022.
Shelagh Rogers is a veteran broadcast-journalist, currently host and co-producer of CBC Radio’s The Next Chapter, devoted to writing in Canada. She is an honorary witness to the work of the Truth and Reconciliation Commission and an Officer of the Order of Canada. In 2016, she was awarded the inaugural Margaret Trudeau Award for Mental Health Advocacy. She holds honorary doctorates from eight Canadian universities and is Chancellor of the University of Victoria. Shelagh is of Métis and Scottish ancestry. Her great-grandmother Edith Rogers was the first Michif woman, and the first woman, elected to the Legislative Assembly of Manitoba. Edith was from Norway House, where David A. Robertson’s family has deep roots.
*The French eAudio is available from a special production of Radio-Canada’s OHdio, available now.