Montreal Readers Chose Kvebekskog

Michel Tremblay (Michel Tremblay) and Jacques Salome (Jacques Salome) have won two major awards readers' sympathy. The first was awarded in the category of "literary work" for La traversee du continent, the second prize for the best essay – a qui ferais-je de la peine si j'etais moi-meme Organizers of the 31 th Trade pleased with the results, although the number of visitors fell by 2.5%: 120 000, which is 3,000 less than last year. Chairman of the Board Bonanfan Rene (Rene Bonenfant) explains this by saying that at the end of the week Montreal was host of other activities and events. In particular, the fire at the Hilton Bonaventure, located near the exhibition hall, could scare away some potential visitors, finding that the pavilion also damaged by fire. Mr. Bonanfan not believe that poor economic situation could influence the outcome of the exhibition. In his view, the book market remains stable, despite the difficulties. In 2008, in Montreal Book fair attracted about 1,450 writers. Next Annual Show will be held from 18 to 23 November 2009 and information about it will be available on site kandskom MontrealRus.com.

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