FRENCH BOOK FAIR OF MONTREAL – 2017
By Bernard Bujold-
The 2017 Montreal Book Fair is being held at Place Bonaventure from Wednesday, November 15 to Monday, November 20. More than 1800 authors are on site, including some internationally renowned as Kathy Reichs, one of those who annually attract the longest line up for signing!
We also note several more local stars and authors such as Jean Paré, Denis Monette, Gilles Archambault, Kim Thuy, Danielle Ouimet, Catherine Bourgault, Roxanne Bouchard, photographer Jacques Nadeau, Daniel Lessard, Fabrice Pierrebourg, Romeo Dallaire, Gilles Duceppe, Claudette Dion (Celine’s sister), the doctor Alain Vadeboncoeur, Réjean Tremblay, Denise Bombardier, Michel Jean, Dan Bigras, Serge Chapleau, and of course Louise Penny who is also one of the ten guests of honor of the Salon.
A fact to note, there are only two large newspapers present on site (Le Devoir and Le Journal de Montréal) that solicit subscriptions. La Presse + is still one of the sponsors but without, its traditional paper version …
Good Salon 2017 and good reading!