Turkana Boy


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5.4 X 8.4 X 0.5 inches | 0.44 pounds
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About the Author

Jean-François Beauchemin has been called one of the best-kept secrets of Quebecois literature. He is the recipient of the 2005 Prix France-Québec/Jean Hamelin for Le jour des corneilles and the 2007 Prix des libraires for La fabrication de l'aube. Most recently, Beauchemin wrote a trilogy of semi-autobiographical books exploring "the tragic beauty of the world," which, like Turkana Boy, explore grief, wonder, and the nature of the soul. Le Jour des Corneilles is presently being adapted as an animated film. He lives in Sainte-Anne-des-Lacs, Quebec, and writes works of fiction, autobiography, and poetry--none of which has previously been translated. Jessica Moore is an author and translator. Her first poetry collection, Everything, Now, part lyric, part memoir, is forthcoming in 2012 with Brick Books. She is a former Lannan writer-in-residence and winner of a 2008 PEN America Translation Award for her translation of a selection from Turkana Boy. Her poems and translation have appeared in ARC, CV2, The Antigonish Review, Cenizo and The Literary Review. Jessica is currently working on a new collection of poems, and trying her hand at short stories. She is a member of the LTAC (Literary Translators' Association of Canada) where she worked as the receptionist while completing her Master's Thesis in Translation Studies. She plays the banjo in her band, Charms, whose self-titled album was launched in 2010 in Toronto.