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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).
QUOTES OF NOTEIn 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
We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts; the Government of Canada through the Canada Book Fund (CBF); and the Province of British Columbia through the British Columbia Arts Council for our publishing activities.