'There are some people who know when they are in love, and there are some people who don’t. Jules was the type of person who know when he was in love. Manon was the type of person who did not.'
Heather O'Neill revisits her award-winning novel Lullabies for Little Criminals with a trip back in time to Val des Loups, the town Jules was born in, and where he met Baby's mother, Manon. This story first appeared in the July/August 2012 issue of The Walrus magazine.
Lullabies for Little Criminals was the winner of CBC Canada Reads 2007, the Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction 2007, and shortlisted for multiple prizes, including the Orange Prize for Fiction and the Governor General's Award.
About the author
Heather O’Neill is a Canadian novelist, poet, short-story writer, screenwriter and essayist. Lullabies For Little Criminals, her debut novel, was published in 2006 to international critical acclaim and won Canada Reads. It was shortlisted for both the Governor General’s Award for Fiction and the Orange Prize for Fiction. She has since published the novel The Girl Who Was Saturday Night and the short story collection Daydreams Of Angels, both of which were shortlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize in consecutive years. The collection was also shortlisted for the Paragraphe Hugh MacLennan Prize for Fiction. Born and raised in Montreal, O’Neill lives there today with her daughter.
Praise for Lullabies for Little Criminals:
“This is a nuanced, endearing coming-of-age novel you won’t want to miss.” — Quill & Quire
Other titles by Heather O'Neill
When We Lost Our Heads
Life in the Court of Matane
Second edition. With a foreword by Heather O'Neill
Lonely Hearts Hotel
Writers on Writing in Canada
Wisdom in Nonsense
Invaluable Lessons from My Father
The Lonely Hearts Hotel
Lullabies for Little Criminals