As part of the Canada focus of this year’s Festival America due to take place in London this September, Québec writer Andrée Michaud will be in conversation with Leslie Hurtig, along with Cherie Dimaline and Nancy Lee, on a panel entitled ‘Canadian Women from West to East’.
Andrée Michaud is a two-time winner of the Governor General’s Literary Award for Fiction (Le Ravissement in 2001 and Bondrée in 2014) and the recipient of the Arthur Ellis Award and the Prix Saint-Pacôme for Best Crime Novel for Bondrée (The Last Summer). Bondrée won the Prix du Conseil des arts et des lettres du Québec for Book of the Year 2015 in Eastern Townships and the Prix des Lecteurs for Best French Crime Novel at the Quais du Polar 2017. The Last Summer is published in the UK by No Exit Press.
“It's the summer of 1967. The sun shines brightly over Boundary Pond, a lake on the US-Canadian border. Holiday-makers enjoy the summer, happy and carefree. Zaza Mulligan and Sissy Morgan play in the hot sand. But then Zaza disappears, and the skies begin to cloud over. . .”
For the chance to win one of three copies of The Last Summer, answer the following question correctly: In what year is The Last Summer set?
Please submit your answer via e-mail to Qc.London-Culture@mri.gouv.qc.ca by 11:59 on 21/9/18. A random draw will be drawn from all of the correct responses received via e-mail. Bonne chance!
Contest Terms and Conditions
By entering the contest, you confirm that you have read and accepted the contest terms and conditions specified below.
Participants must submit their answer by e-mail by 11:59 on 21/9/18. The names of the winners will be drawn at random from all of the correct answers e-mailed to the Québec Government Office in London (Qc.London-Culture@mri.gouv.qc.ca). The winners’ names will be drawn by the Québec Government Office in London by 16:59 on 21/9/18. Please note that answers posted on our Facebook wall or submitted via our Twitter account and will not be accepted. Only winners will be contacted, by e-mail.
1. The contest prize consists of one of three copies of Andrée Michaud’s The Last Summer.
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