Vickie Gendreau was born in Montréal in 1989. While working in Montréal strip clubs from October 2009 to June 2012, she was also active in the literary community, where she participated in events like the Off-Festival de poésie de Trois-Riviéres. She was diagnosed with a brain tumour in 2012, and passed away a year later. Her first novel, Testament, written after her diagnosis, was published in the fall of 2012 and longlisted for the 2013 Prix littéraire France-Québec. Her second novel, Drama Queens, was published in 2014. The English adaptation of Testament, translated by Aimee Wall, was published by Book*hug Press in the fall of 2016.
Another frosty weekend? No problem. Just cozy up with one, or all, of three ReLit Award winners below, and we'll see you back on Monday.
It’s peak book award season, and between the Giller Prize, Governor General’s Awards, Writers’ Trust Awards, we thought it was high time to hand out some awards of our own: books from this year we think may have been looked over by the juries (no blame to juries: they ... Read more
Team ALU is relaxing this weekend after a busy week -- it was so great to see so many of you at WOTS and WORD last weekend! We hope you're enjoying your weekend before the busy holiday season kicks off next week with Thanksgiving. We have a special, tasty treat planned for the ... Read more
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