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Salon du livre de Montréal: A passion for books

Jessica Clark Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

I spent Friday and Saturday last week at the Salon du livre de Montréal. If you’ve never been to Montreal’s Salon, it’s an absolutely incredible event – the largest in Québec. Other Salons also take place across Québec every year – it’s a whole system of events that connect the public with the books and authors they love.  In Montréal, publishers, authors and readers take over the huge showroom floor at the Place Bonaventure, with thousands, possibly millions of books to browse. I’ve been before, and every time I attend I am overwhelmed by the event’s energy and enthusiasm.

I was there to meet with...

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ASPP-funded book receives Governor General’s Literary Award

 

Jessica Clark Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is happy to congratulate Sandra Djwa, winner of this year’s Governor General’s Literary Award in the English Non-Fiction category. She is recognized for her book, Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press. Its publication was supported by a grant from the Federation’s Awards to Scholarly Publications Program.

The GG’s award committee had this to say about the book: “Journey...

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The Governor General’s Literary Awards recognize ASPP-funded books

 

Jessica Clark Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

The Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to congratulate authors Sandra Djwa and Dominique Perron for qualifying as finalists for this year’s Governor General’s Literary Awards. Djwa’s book, Journey with No Maps: A Life of P.K. Page, published by McGill-Queen’s University Press, is a finalist in the English Non-Fiction category, and Perron’s book, L’Alberta autophage : Identités, mythes et discours du pétrole dans l’Ouest canadien, published by University of Calgary Press, is a finalist in the French Non-Fiction category.

The publication of both books was supported by the Federation’s Awards to Scholarly Publications Program.

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ASPP: Ideas can... be published!

 

Christine McKenna Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences

Did you know that in between organizing the Congress of the Humanities and Social Sciences and curating our Big Thinking lecture series on Parliament Hill, we also help to get academic books published? The Awards to Scholarly Publications Program (ASPP), funded by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council, is another key part of our efforts to promote knowledge in the humanities and social sciences in Canada.

Since its inception, the ASPP has supported the publication of over 6,000 scholarly books. Topics have spanned a huge range of disciplines in the humanities and social sciences, and titles have included everything from Legislated Inequality to The Donut: a Canadian History.

A lot of fascinating and valuable...

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The Hill Times recognizes ASPP-funded books in Top 100 list

Last week, the Hill Times published its list of Top 100 Best Political, Government, Public Policy and Canadian History Books in 2012. Of the 100 books on the list, 23 are ASPP-funded books, including two which were selected in the Editors’ 25 Picks (a full list of ASPP-funded books included in the Top 100 list is available below). Congratulations to all the ASPP authors and publishers whose books were included in the Hill Times’ Top 100!

The Awards to Scholarly Publications Prize supports the publication and translation of scholarly books in the humanities and social sciences. Up to 180 publication subsidies and five translation subsidies are awarded each year. To date, the ASPP has supported the publication of over 6,000 books.

The Hill Times’ Top 100 list also included Doug Saunders’ latest...

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CFHSS congratulates Yannick Roy, Governor General Literary Awards finalist

The Canadian Federation for the Humanities and Social Sciences is pleased to congratulate Yannick Roy for qualifying as a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards for his ASPP-supported  book, La révélation inachevée : le personnage à l’épreuve de la vérité Romanesque, published by Presses de l’Université de Montréal.

About the book: “Long considered frivolous, the novel, at least since Don Quixote, has curiously turned against itself in the name of the reality it was originally criticized for avoiding. It has nonetheless remained, discreetly, true to its origins, i.e. to lies and illusions. Through the work of Cervantès, Balzac, Flaubert, Valéry and Kundera, the...

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