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Emmanuelle Pierrot wins the fight race

Emmanuelle Pierrot wins the fight race

After the Literary Prize for University Students and the Quebec Booksellers Prize, The version that doesn't interest anyone He distinguished himself on Thursday evening by emerging victorious from the National Book Battle.

Emmanuel Pierrot's debut novel was championed by David Thibodeau, the Vancouver-based director and collaborator of Today (still young) And Good evening !. He added: “It is a book that will stay with us for a long time.” To exist sometimes, you need harsh words; To tell it, it takes painful stories. »

Published in Quartanier magazine last fall, The version that doesn't interest anyone It tells the story of a young woman from Quebec who lands with her best friend in Dawson City, Yukon, and overnight becomes the black sheep of the small community of misfits they join.

A jury of five listeners chose the winning work directly, from two finalists selected after online public voting. The second final novel was Foley, By Annie-Claude Theriault (Merchant of Foy), championed by actress and host Diane Lussier.

Other titles that competed as part of this 7H Combat national des livres edition, led from its inception by Marie-Louise Arsenault kiss of the white queen, by Thompson Highway (Speaking), championed by writer and actress Jocelyn Siwe; Fancy molasses, By Francis Ouellette (La Mèche), supported by a partnerInformation man And a host the culture Chantal Lamarre; And The African Prince, the translator and the Nazi Written by Didier Leclerc (David), presented by the director and host of Ontario Cultural Magazine the ticketsAlison Vikrobik.

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The Children's Book Battle will also take place on Friday evening, at 8pm, on ICI Première. Five young people from across the country will defend their favorite title with judges Simone Boulerice and Stephanie Lapointe, who will choose the winner at the end of this fourth round.H Editing.