After Alain Mabanckou last year, the International Book Fair in Quebec City (SILQ) set its sights on the Frenchman
Gregoire Delacourt to assume his presidency of honor. The Belgian writer Amélie Nothomb, of whom Le Soleil had announced the arrival, will play the role of guest of honor, alongside the children’s authors Rose-Line Brasset and Alex A. as well as the highly-liked Serge Bouchard and Larry Tremblay.
Gregoire Delacourt, especially known for his book The list of my desires, whose theatrical adaptation makes the tour of Quebec, arrives with a new novel, Dancing on the edge of the abyss. Joined by Skype in France, where he promoted it, the author said he was “honored to be honored”. He sees his role as a “courier” between authors, booksellers and readers, and promises to be “as much as possible” for SILQ visitors. It is a first presidency of the book fair for the one that is also advertising in France.
More than 1150 authors will be on hand during the five days of the event, which will be held April 5-9 at the Quebec City Convention Center.