“Le boys club” has won the Grand Prix du livre de Montréal. This book, written by novelist and essayist Martine Delvaux, was chosen from among 186 entries.
Martine Delvaux is a strong, free and essential voice of contemporary feminism. “Le boys club” looks at male domination in our western culture. Published by Éditions du remue-ménage, the essay calls into question an archaic patriarchal society.
A professor in the Department of Literary Studies at the Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM), Martine Delvaux is the author of five novels. As an essayist, she also wrote “Les filles en série: des Barbies aux Pussy Riot” and “Le monde est à toi,” a love letter to her teenage daughter. Her latest book, “Je n’en ai jamais parlé à personne,” was published in March 2020.
The other finalists for the 2020 Grand Prix du livre de Montréal are:
- “Dominoes at the Crossroads,” a collection of short stories by Kaie Kellough, Esplanade Books (Véhicule Press)
- “L’espace caressés par ta voix,” a collection of poetry by Pierre Nepveu, Éditions du Noroît
- “Les manifestations,” novel by Patrick Nicol, Le Quartanier
- “Le Mammouth,” a novel by Pierre Samson, Éditions Héliotrope
The Grand Prix du livre de Montréal was established in 1965 to promote excellence in literary creation and highlight Montréal’s thriving publishing scene. It is one of the most prestigious prizes awarded annually by the city.