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Posted: Wednesday January 11, 2017
Dominique Scali
[Dominique Scali]

Dominique Scali is an author and journalist who is nostalgic for bygone eras she can experience only in her imagination. Her novel, À la recherche de New Babylon (La Peuplade, 2015; to be published as In Search of New Babylon in English by Talonbooks), won the First Novel Award at the twenty-ninth Festival du Premier Roman, held in Chambéry, France (2016). It was also a finalist for the Governor General’s Literary Awards (2015), the Grand Prix du livre de Montréal (2015), and the Prix des libraires du Québec (2016).

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In Search of New Babylon

Winner, First Novel Award in Chambéry, France (2015)

Finalist, Governor General’s Literary Award (2015)

Finalist, Grand Prix du livre de Montréal (2015)

Finalist, Prix des libraires du Québec (2015)


In Search of New Babylon

Praise for À la recherche de Nouveau Babylon:

“The quality of your work is astounding. It is rare to come upon a first novel of such quality.”
—Marie-Louise Arsenault, on the CBC Radio-Canada program Plus on est de fous, plus on lit!

—Mario Cloutier, La Presse

“A titanic novel.”
—Dominic Tardif, La Tribune

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