Mr. Speaker, Rawi Hage, an author of Lebanese descent, won the Quebec Booksellers Award in the “Quebec novel” category for his book Parfum de poussière.
Philippe Claudel won in the “novel from outside Quebec” category for Le rapport de Brodeck.
These awards, presented by the Quebec Booksellers Association, pay tribute to exceptional literary works as well as promoting literature and culture.
Each year for the past 15 years, the Quebec Booksellers Association has presented awards in two categories, “Quebec novel” and “novel from outside Quebec”, to authors whose works have impressed booksellers with their originality and literary qualities.
More than 200 booksellers participate in this competition, organized in part to uncover new talent.
My Bloc Québécois colleagues and I wish to offer our sincere congratulations to the winners, Rawi Hage and Philippe Claudel.