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By on April 1, 2021

Crevaison en corbillard, by Paul Ruban

Paul RubanPaul Ruban’s book of short stories Crevaison en corbillard was awarded the prestigious 2020 Prix Trillium.

Parishioners and choristers at Christ Church Cathedral may remember the author singing with the cathedral choir from 1991 to 1999.

When announcing the $20,000 prizes for fiction in both English and French last summer, the Trillium jury praised Crevaison en corbillard as: “…a collection of short stories full of twists and turns, filled with hushed truths and distress, whose tone swings between starting and restarting, between debacle and success, between life and death. The author introduces us to exciting, funny and life-like characters evolving in the eccentric, unusual and sumptuous plots in a surprising and irresistible literary frenzy.” 

Ruban thanked Crosstalk for “reaching out and for your interest in that quirky, little yellow book of mine. I’m truly flattered.”

Thanks to veteran chorister Garth Hampson for bringing this news to our attention!


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