Quebec writer wins Prix Renaudot

Quebec’s Dominique Fortier has won France’s prestigious Prix Renaudot for her book Les villes de papier. Fortier went to McGill, and the book is about American poet Emily Dickinson. The book is in French, of course, but this struck me as a good example of a successful writer working at the boundary of the two cultures and two languages – a boundary that may well be hardened in the academic world by new language laws expected next year.