The fairytale continues for the author Sherbrooke David Goudreault, who won Wednesday night the Grand Literary Award Archambault (GPLA) for his first novel The beast to his mother.
“It was a great moment! “Reports the writer, poet and slammer, who was with his entire team in the bistro Stanké Robin Hood of Montreal, where was announced the winner among the ten finalists.
“Let’s say I had a good premonition, because we were strongly encouraged me to be present. It soothes all my young author fears. I think people were really interested in my first novel … and are willing to follow me. ”
David Goudreault receiving the award a month before the launch of the result of the beast to his mother, entitled The beast and his cage. The book will benefit six launches, two in Sherbrooke and a Gould.
The GPLA, which rewards an author of succession for his first novel and has already crowned Fred Pellerin and Kim Thuy, accompanied by a purse of $ 10,000 as well as a same value promotion. “This is very important because it will put my novel to the foreground. I’m an eighth reprint. ”
There is a week David received another award, or the price of new voices in literature of the Three Rivers Book Fair. “A significant recognition, as it comes from my hometown. ”
A poem he wrote in honor of Trois-Rivières, from dreams and rivers has also been immortalized on a plaque installed at the new Cogeco amphitheater.
To top it all, David Goudreault assume the first part of Richard Desjardins to a dozen shows this spring, two performances presented at the Vieux Clocher on 9 and 10 April.