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The Taster

by Geneviève Billette, translated by Bobby Theodore

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The taste of technology allows him to forget the fearsome flavour of art he bit into as a child. In this world, no trace of humanity is tolerated and all works of art have long since been banished to a sealed vault. But Sasha, their elderly keeper, intends to end this general amnesia. He pushes Nils to discover the taste of love, hoping to breach the hearts and minds that have become hardened to life, its violence, and excess.

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Geneviève Billette holds a degree in French Studies from the University of Montreal and is a dramatist from the National Theatre School of Canada. She devotes herself to writing and translating and is a professor at the Graduate School of Theatre at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM). Le pays des mains, published by Leméac in 2004, is the recipient of the Governor General’s Literary Award, the Grand Prix Paul-?Gilson, and the Prix Gratien-?Gélinas. Her many plays have been performed in Switzerland, Canada, France, Martinique, Germany, and Mexico. Many have been translated into several languages. She lives in Montreal.

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Bobby Theodore is a Toronto-based screenwriter, playwright, dramaturg, and translator. After graduating from the National Theatre School of Canada’s playwriting section in 1998, he was a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Award in 2000 for his translation of 15 Seconds by François Archambault. Since then, Bobby has gone on to translate over twenty-five plays from French to English. His most recent translations include The Just by Albert Camus and Public Enemy by Olivier Choinière. 

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Geneviève Billette is a graduate of the playwriting program at the National Theatre School of Canada. Her plays produced in Quebec include Crime contre l'humanité (Crime Against Humanity), which was short-listed for the 2000 Governor General's Literary Award, Le Goûteur (The Taster), and Le Pays des genoux (The Land of Knees). Her works have also been staged in France, Mexico, Switzerland, and English Canada. Chosen as the protégée of Carole Fréchette, the recipient of the 2002 Siminovitch Prize, Ms. Billette won the 2005 Governor General's Literary Award for Le Pays des genoux. She has also translated plays by several Mexican playwrights.

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