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Eric Dupont's Scotiabank Giller Prize finalist Songs for the Cold of Heart to be published internationally

The award-winning book by the Montreal author will also see a new digital release in Canada.
Songs for the Cold of Heart by Eric Dupont appeared on the shortlist for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize. (Sarah Scott, QC Fiction)

Eric Dupont's acclaimed fourth novel, Songs for the Cold of Heart, which was translated from French into English by Peter McCambridge, will now be available to English readers outside Canada. 

The novel will be published internationally in English by HarperVia, an imprint of publisher HarperCollins.

    QC Fiction will continue to publish the book in Canada and will also be producing an ebook version.

    The international version of the book is tentatively titled The American Fiancée

    "This is a huge step in what has already been an exciting journey," said translator McCambridge in a statement. "It is another sign that the new generation of Quebec writers, and Eric Dupont in particular, are world class and we're glad to be part of it."

    Titled La fiancée américaine in its original French, the epic story spans historical time and place to tell a tale that weaves in multiple narratives, characters and life lessons. 

    The original French version won Quebec's top two literary prizes, the Prix des libraires and Prix des collégiens, and sold over 60,000 copies in the province.

    The English translation was a finalist for the 2018 Scotiabank Giller Prize and the 2018 Governor General's Literary Award for translation

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