Quebec’s English Writing Scene

Originally, I was nervous about this interview but I’m happy with the way it came out. The Centre de recherche interuniversitaire sur la littérature et la culture québécoises (CRILCQ) asked QWF’s Executive Director Lori Schubert and I if we would interview each other about Quebec’s English-language literary scene, as part of a series they were working on called « ÉCRIRE EN ANGLAIS AU QUÉBEC ». I was flattered that they thought of me/us (how often does a French organization in the province put a spotlight on English writing?), but I was also worried that I wasn’t going to do it justice. Even though I was president of the QWF for several years, I’m not an expert. I never studied Quebec literature. But then I realized I could speak about it as someone who lives in it. Share what my impressions are of this wonderful community I have been fortunate to be a part of for almost two decades.

You can listen to the interview here. There are also three other interviews in the series.