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Kevin Lambert’s first novel, Tu aimerasce que tu as tué, was a finalist for France’s prestigious Prix Médicis. His second novel, Querelle de Roberval, won the prix Ringuet from the Académie des Lettres du Québec, France’s Prix Sade, and was shortlisted for both Le Monde’s literary prize and the Grand Prix du livre de Montréal. Born in Chicoutimi, Lambert now lives in Montreal.

Award History

2022 Finalist

Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize
for Querelle of Roberval

Jury Citation

“Kevin Lambert’s fearless novel is a profane, funny, bleak, touching, playful, and outrageous satire of sexual politics, labour, and capitalism. In ecstatic and cutting prose, it gleefully illuminates both the broad socio-political tensions of life in a Quebec company town and the intimate details of sex, lust, loneliness, and gay relationships in such a place. Like its central character, the book is brash, beautiful, quasi-mythic, and tragic. Most improbably, for all its daring and provocation, Querelle of Roberval is lyrically, even tenderly written.”

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