Eric Dupont is an author, teacher and translator from Montreal. His French-language novel La Logeuse won the Radio-Canada's version of Canada Reads, Combats des livres. He was a finalist for both the Prix littéraire France-Québec and the Prix des cinq continents. He was the winner of the Prix littéraire des collégiens and the the Prix des libraires. His fourth novel, Songs for the Cold of Heart, originally La fiancée américaine, is a winding tale that travels from place to place and through many different eras.
Songs for the Cold of Heart was on the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize shortlist and was a finalist for the 2018 Governor General's Literary Award for translation.
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