Prix Jacques-Brossard 2020

Éric Gauthier has won the Prix Jacques-Brossard 2020, an award for French sff worth C$3,000. The jury selected him based on his production of the previous year, which included a fantastic novel, Le Saint Patron des plans foireux (Éditions Alire) and a science fiction short story, “Le Livre de trop”, published in the collective East of the Apocalypse (The Six Mists). It is the third time he has won during his 20-year career.

The other two finalists for the award were Katia Gagnon’s Rang de la Croix (Boréal) and Larry Tremblay’ Le Deuxieme mari (Viola).

This year’s jurors were Anne Legault, playwright and novelist, Isabelle Lacroix, director of the School of Applied Politics at the University of Sherbrooke and professor, Raphaëlle B. Adam, cultural mediator, Olivier Godin, filmmaker , and Dave Côté, writer and last year’s Prix Jacques-Brossard winner.

Prix Aurora-Boréal 2019 Winners

The Prix Aurora/Boréal 2019  were presented May 5  at Congrès Boréal 2019 in Sherbrooke, Quebec, Canada.

Here are the winners:

Prix Aurora/Boréal – Meilleur roman (Best novel)

  • Vonarburg, Élisabeth : Les Pierres et les Roses. Tome 1, 2 et 3 (Alire)

Prix Aurora-Boréal – Meilleure nouvelle en français (Best short story in French)

  • Dagenais, Luc : La déferlante des Mères (Solaris 207)

Prix Aurora/Boréal – Meilleure bande dessinée (Best Comic Book)

  • Cab : Hiver Nucléair t.3 (Front froid)

Prix Aurora/Boréal – Meilleur ouvrage connexe (Best related work)

  • Côté, Dave : Nés comme ça (Les Six Brumes)

Prix Boréal – Création artistique visuelle et audiovisuelle (Best audiovisual artistic creation)

  • Léger, Émilie : Illustrations (Solaris 205, Brins d’éternité 50, couverture de Chrysanthe 1. La Princesse perdue.)

Prix Boréal – Fanédition (Fan work)

OTHER AWARDS GIVEN AT THE CEREMONY

Concours d’écriture étudiant (Student writing contest)

  • Thomas Jiralespong, for the story “Le Tapis”

Concours écriture sur place (Writig contest on site)

1) Catégorie “Relève”: Gabriel Veilleux for the story “Toutes alignées morbides”
2) Catégorie “Pro”: Francine Pelletier, for the story “Différent”.

These stories will be published in Solaris #211

Prix des Horizons imaginaires

  • Maude Deschênes-Pradet, for the novel Hivernages (XYZ)

Prix Hommage visionnaire

  • Daniel Sernine, for the whole of his work

Prix Solaris 2019

  • Natasha Beaulieu, for the story “Ici” (which will be published in Solaris #211)

The Prix Solaris is for an unpublished sff short story written in French by a Canadian author. The winner receives $1,000 and the story is published in Solaris.

Prix Jacques-Brossard 2019

  • Dave Côté, for his collection Nés comme ça (Les Six Brumes) and stories “Ma station de metro” (Solaris #206) and “Dans un bol” (Brins d’éternité 50)

The winner of the Prix Jacques-Brossard for French sff receives C$3,000,

Prix Jacques-Brossard 2018

Karoline Georges

The Prix Jacques-Brossard 2018 for French sff, worth C$3,000, was presented at the opening ceremonies of Congrès Boréal in Montreal on May 4.

Karoline Georges won the award for De synthèse, her fourth novel.

The jury also recognized two other finalists, Philippe Meilleur (Maître Glockenspiel, the Prix Robert-Cliche 2017 award winner) and Pascal Raud (for his short stories Cimetière and Le Caméléon).

Last year’s winner, Martyine Desjardins, served on the 2018 award jury with Professor Caroline-Isabelle Caron, director Roger Cantin, blogger Lisa Fiset and philosopher Philippe Saint-Germain.

Prix Jacques Broussard 2017 Announced at Congrès Boréal

Martine Desjardins

The Prix Jacques-Brossard 2017 for French sff, worth C$3,000, was presented at the opening ceremonies of Congrès Boréal on May 5.

Martine Desjardins won the award for her novel La chambre verte (Alto). The five-member jury singled out her work from a field of 56 nominated authors. It is the second win for Desjardins, who also received the award in 2010.

The jury also recognized two other finalists, Dave Côté for his short stories, “Angle mort” (“Dead Angle”) in Brins d’éternité No. 43 and “Je ne voterai pas” (“I will not vote”) in Solaris No. 199, and Renaud Jean for his first novel, Rénovation (Editions Boréal).