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Fidelity Doesn't Make The News

by (author) Nadine Bismuth

translated by Susan Ouriou

McArthur & Company
Initial publish date
Nov 2008
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Each of these short stories is a snapshot that captures the precise moment whne the fairy tale unravels, when the happy ending begins to falter, when reality turns our illusions and ideals into ridicule.

About the authors

NADINE BISMUTH’s debut story collection, Fidelity Doesn’t Make the News, won the Prix de l’Association des librairies du Québec and the Adrienne-Choquette Literary Prize. She is the author of two previous novels, Scrapbook and Are You Married to a Psychopath?, the latter of which was nominated for a Governor General’s Literary Award. She has written for film and television, including En thérapie, the adaptation of the popular syndicated series In Therapy. Nadine Bismuth was born and lives in Montreal.

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Susan Ouriou is an award-winning literary translator who has translated the fiction of Quebec, Latin-American, French and Spanish authors. She won Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation in 2009 for Pieces of Me by Charlotte Gingras, after first being shortlisted for The Road to Chlifa by Michèle Marineau and then for Necessary Betrayals by Guillaume Vigneault. The Road to Chlifa was also awarded an honour list placing by IBBY (International Board of Books for Youth) as were Naomi and Mrs. Lumbago by Gilles Tibo, This Side of the Sky by Marie-Francine Hébert and Pieces of Me. Necessary Betrayals was also voted one of the 100 best books of 2002 by the Globe and Mail. Another translation, The Thirteenth Summer by José Luis Olaizola, was runner-up for the John Glassco Translation Prize. She has worked as the director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre and as faculty for the Banff Centre's Aboriginal Emerging Writers residency. She is the editor of the 2010 anthology Beyond Words – Translating the World.

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