Donald Winkler is a Montreal-based literary translator of fiction, non-fiction, and poetry. He is a three-time winner of the Governor General's Literary Award for French to English translation, most recently for Pierre Nepveu's The Major Verbs in 2013.
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A fiction reading guide for the CanLit awards trifecta
Awards season, we hardly knew ye. With the Writers’ Trust awards last week (including Atwood-Gibson winner Some Hellish), the Giller Prize winner announced this Monday (including winner The Sleeping Car Porter) and the Governor General’s awards due up next week, ... Read more
Literary Awards 2022: A Coast-to-Coast Roundup
Looking to add a little Province-based pedigree to your TBR, or just read more from your own backyard? We've rounded up the independently-published winners and nominees from literary awards all across Canada to make it easier than ever.
In Review: The Week of February 18th
This week we armchair travelled to backwoods Nova Scotia, rounded up books for all kinds of podcast lovers, shouted-out to the Manitoba publishing scene, and much more.
Under the Cover: For Want of a Fir Tree
In recognition of World Day of Social Justice (February 20th) we're taking a look under the cover of For Want of a Fir Tree: Ukraine Undone (Linda Leith) by Frédérick Lavoie, translated by Donald Winkler. Inspired by the Russian dismantling of the Crimean Peninsula, ... Read more
Gift Guide Week: Matthew Heiti
Featuring hand-picked selections by authors we admire for all the readers on your holiday gift list, our Gift Guide Week is as lit as it gets. Today's book recommendations come from super-cool (and not just because he makes his home in the frosty land of Sudbury) playwright ... Read more
Do-Lit-Yourself: Literary #notd Giller Edition, 2017
This is our THIRD time painting the Giller shortlist onto our digits (see 2015 and 2016 here) – we can't stop, won't stop our excitement for this year's deserving nominees. Of course, we're most excited for Michelle Winter's I Am a Truck (Invisible Publishing)...there ... Read more
Literary Awards Hangover: 2015 Edition
Another year, another slew of awards, another night of regrets crawling into bed with books you barely know. With ties draped around our necks and neglected mascara gone semi-permanent, we bring you our favourite column on our worst feeling: the literary award hangover. Last ... Read more
Do-Lit-Yourself: Literary #notd, GILLER EDITION
All Lit Up began its #notd (nails of the day) almost as a fluke: we had a column spot to fill, and needed something to do with our hands as the Giller 2014 longlist was announced. Instead of biting our nails, we painted them to mimic some of our fave book covers. Well, ... Read more
Aux livres, citoyens! French Translations for Bastille Day Reading
On this date 225 years ago, a swarm of French revolutionaries stormed a symbol of their absolute monarchy: the fortified prison Le Bastille Saint-Antoine. Why not celebrate their tenacity with some French-authored translations by LPG publishers?
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