Thursday, November 19, 2009

Salon du livre: Montreal’s Biggest Annual Book Fair Is Under Way

Former escort turned writer, Natalie McLennan, listens as writer Ian Halperin speaks about his two books that reveal a behind the scene glimpse into the lives of Guy Laliberté and Michael Jackson Monday. Photograph by: Allen McInnis, The Gazette

From The Montreal Gazette:

MONTREAL - Ah, the Salon du livre de Montréal.

Where else, within the space of a few days, could you find the opportunity to chat with a retired politician (Jacques Parizeau), a mystery writer (Kathy Reichs, Chrystine Brouillet), a celeb-chasing non-fiction writer (Ian Halperin), a former New York prostitute (Nathalie McLennan), Quebec’s most renowned playwright/novelist, Michel Tremblay, IMPAC award-winning novelist Rawi Hage, Booker-winning novelist Yann Martel, or a giant mouse named Geronimo Stilton?

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My Comment: This Book Fair is a must see for French books .... and is never a disappointment. I have been going for the past ten years, and I am always meeting someone and/or learning something new.

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