News, novelties, meetings with authors, interviews.… Press informs you of what is happening in the world of books.
Report: Emmanuel Carrère, reporter for The Obs
In his last story, Yoga, Emmanuel Carrère recounted his stay of several months in the psychiatric wing of the Sainte-Anne hospital in Paris, to treat a serious depression. The French writer returned to the hospital recently, but not for health reasons. He spent 10 days in the child psychiatry wing of the Pitié-Salpêtrière hospital to observe the effects of the pandemic on young people suffering from mental health problems. A great report absolutely masterful published in the weekly The Obs which reminds us to what extent Carrère is a great reporter. You must be a subscriber to have access to the text, but you can do a test without commitment for 1 euro. You can also borrow the magazine from the library or buy it at a convenience store or in a newspaper house, because magazines are fortunately still considered essential goods.
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Reissue: Arsène Lupine, the Netflix effect
We told you last week, the series Lupine on Netflix has a direct impact on the sales of Maurice Leblanc’s Arsène Lupine novels. So much so that the publisher will go for a reprint. “We should go with a local impression on a few titles to respond more quickly to demand,” confirms Fabienne Corriveau from the Hachette press service. “The works of Arsène Lupine were sold mainly for schools, but there is a real demand from the general public”, she adds. Hachette has also reissued the book with a banner that refers to the series. This new edition should arrive in our bookstores by the end of February.
Containment: a library with a heart
Libraries are said to be a “third place” or a “third place”, that is to say a space after home and work where we will borrow books, of course, but where there is also place for socialization and where importance is given to human relationships. The Toronto Public Library seems to have embraced this concept in times of pandemic. The Toronto Star recently reported that the institution had made 10,000 calls since last July to its customers aged 80 to 100 to hear from them during confinement. Of course, library employees took the opportunity to check if users understood the procedure for borrowing a book, but it was above all a friendly call, in the purest tradition of the care. We wanted to make sure that the subscribers were holding on. Another 13,000 calls are expected to subscribers aged 70 to 79 this time around. A very inspiring process that took place in other Ontario libraries, we learn in this text.
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Event: The Night of Ideas
The Night of Ideas is an event that aims to initiate exchanges and dialogue around a common theme. All over the world, for a day, we therefore organize debates and conferences. This year, of course, everything will be virtual. The theme ? Relatives. Presented by the Galerie de l’UQAM and the Consulate General of France in Quebec, the curator of Quebec publishing, Louise Déry, has chosen to decline the theme as follows: Humanity in proximity. This will be the starting point for tackling questions relating to the community, the experience of exile, immigration, exclusion, etc. Among the personalities invited to participate in this day of reflection: our colleague Rima Elkouri, the historian and researcher at the CNRS Anouche Kunth and the director of Pessamit, Isabelle Kanapé. The discussion will be moderated by journalist and writer Marie-Andrée Lamontagne.
Thursday, January 28, 2021, from 12:10 p.m. to 2 p.m. On the Facebook page of the Consulate General of France in Quebec.
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Virtual meeting: Kim Thúy on Zoom
On Thursday, January 28, Kim Thúy will be the guest of Le Fureteur bookstore in Saint-Lambert. She will discuss her latest novel, Em (Free expression), and answer questions from readers. Of course, the meeting will take place virtually, on Zoom. The discussion will be moderated by the bookseller Myriam Vincent and it will be possible to ask questions if you are comfortable with the order. cat sure Zoom. All you have to do is confirm your presence on the Facebook page of the event which will be held at 7 p.m.
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Review: Zinc special anxiety
Review Zinc dedicates its most recent issue to anxiety, a feeling that we are quite familiar with these days. It is approached here in all its forms: loneliness, confinement, sick jealousy, etc., through short stories, poetry. Among the texts not to be missed in this issue illustrated by Delphine Hennely: a short, very punchy short story by Mélanie Michaud, prose by Véronique Sylvain and an interview by author and translator Daniel Grenier with Bindu Shuresh, a Montreal writer who is also a pediatrician , and whose first novels, 26 knots, is on the list of translations to watch this winter.
Reissue: earn a living writing
For some, writing is a rather romantic job that depends only on inspiration. For others, it’s a job that requires a pragmatic approach and some business acumen. It is this posture that the journalist and author Jean-Benoît Nadeau has been defending for several years. He is republishing his guide these days Write to live, originally published in 2007. Things have changed a lot in 14 years, he says, and the content of the book had to be updated since social networks were not yet part of our lives at the time. Nadeau has therefore revised and improved its guide by adding, among other things, chapters on inclusive writing, the financial aspect of writing work, or even on how to properly present your projects. The approach remains the same: concrete and effective. The guide will be in bookstores from Tuesday, January 26.
Write to live – Practical advice for those who dream of living to write