Montréal Noir has been done--in French. Five novellas. I read four and
liked all but one of them a lot. Montreal and its winter (especially)
were very much tied up with the tales. A couple of people have an
unfortunate experience with a snowblower, for example. The one I didn't
like had the spirit of a murdered girl kind of haunting her killer.
I wondered if Akashic would be interested in publishing a translation
but have got no further than wondering.
On 06/03/2009 3:16 PM, Kevin Burton Smith wrote:
> Brian wrote:
>> That aside, I think that it pretty much depends on the individual
>> contracted to work on each of these individual collections: some (as
>> to have been the case with TORONTO NOIR) actively sought
>> contributions from
>> writers outside of both the genre and the sub-genre.
> In fact, they boasted about it. They claimed few genre writers
> applied, anyway, but I don't think they even knew anyone writing in
> the genre. And a few Toronto noir writers I know told me their
> approaches were turned down. Given the wealth of crime writers in
> Toronto (and the rest of Canada), Canada's first excursion in
> Akashic's series was a let down, given what it could have been. Some
> good stories, but too many seemed overly self-conscious, as though
> they were written with one eye on some rented DVDs, all surface and no
> Montreal and Vancouver writers! The time is now!
> Kerry! Get going on Hamilton Noir! Think of it as ICED IV.
> And the latest StatsCan figures are out, and Canada's most crime-
> ridden city has been named! Saskatoon, start your engines.
> And round up the byes. Newfie Noir can't be far behind.
> Kevin Burton Smith
-- Karin Montin
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