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Catherine Leroux

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The acclaimed author Catherine Leroux, a 2015 Giller Prize finalist for her novel The Party Wall (Biblioasis, 2016), discusses the festival circuit in Canada, writing in French, getting translated into English, writing and more, with Joseph Planta.


The Party Wall by Catherine Leroux (Biblioasis, 2016).

Click to buy this book from Amazon.ca: The Party Wall


Text of introduction by Joseph Planta:

I am Planta: On the Line, in Vancouver, at TheCommentary.ca.

Among the many wonderful events at this week’s Vancouver Writers Fest was the panel this week hosted by our pal Hal Wake, featuring all six of the finalists for this year’s Giller Prize. That was Monday night, and now joining me is Catherine Leroux, who is also a finalist for a 2016 Governor General’s Award. Her book is The Party Wall, and I’ll get her to tell us about it, the characters therein, and the stories about these people and how they relate to each other, and in this book. The reviews are fantastic, one compared her writing to David Mitchell, with many commenting on the author’s deep examination of people, emotions, and the connection we have with one another however that might manifest itself, blood, familial, or otherwise. Catherine Leroux is the author of two other books, La marche en forêt, and Madame Victoria both published by Editions Alto. The Party Wall is published by Biblioasis, and is translated by Lazer Lederhendler. Please welcome to the Planta: On the Line program, in Vancouver today, Catherine Leroux; Ms. Leroux, good morning.

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