The Re-Read: Stéfanie Clermont at TIFA

October 1, 2022 @ 1:00 pm – 2:00 pm
Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre
235 Queens Quay W
Toronto, ON M5J 2G8
The Re-Read: Stéfanie Clermont at TIFA @ Brigantine Room, Harbourfront Centre | Toronto | Ontario | Canada

In this session of The Re-Read, Stéfanie Clermont (The Music Game) will delve into the 1965 French-Canadian classic A Season in the Life of Emmanuel by Marie-Claire Blais. Recognized as a masterwork of fiction, the award-winning novel was eventually translated into over a dozen languages. Clermont, whose debut novel won the prestigious Ringuet Prize of the Quebec Academy of Arts and Letters, will speak to the pioneering importance A Season in the Life of Emmanuel had on Canadian fiction.

The Re-Read explores the influential books and writers who defined genres and captivated readers for decades. Each session features a contemporary writer discussing a favourite book or author, to offer their insight as an author and share their joy as a reader.

The event will take place in the Brigantine Room (Harbourfront Centre) on Saturday, October 1 at 1PM ET. Tickets will be on sale August 29.

More details here.

Order your copy of The Music Game here!


Friends since grade school, Céline, Julie, and Sabrina come of age at the start of a new millennium, supporting each other and drifting apart as their lives pull them in different directions. But when their friend dies by suicide in the abandoned city lot where they once gathered, they must carry on in the world that left him behind—one they once dreamed they would change for the better. From the grind of Montreal service jobs, to isolated French Ontario countryside childhoods, to the tenuous cooperation of Bay Area punk squats, the three young women navigate everyday losses and fears against the backdrop of a tumultuous twenty-first century. An ode to friendship and the ties that bind us together, Stéfanie Clermont’s award-winning The Music Game confronts the violence of the modern world and pays homage to those who work in the hope and faith that it can still be made a better place.


Born and raised in Ottawa, Ontario, Stéfanie Clermont travelled throughout Canada and the United States, working at a wide variety of jobs, before settling in Montreal in 2012. The Music Game, her first book, won the prestigious Ringuet Prize of the Quebec Academy of Arts and Letters, the Quebec Arts Council’s prize for a new work by a young artist, and the Adrienne Choquette Prize for short stories. It was a finalist for the Grand Prix du Livre de Montréal and was included in Le Combat des livres, the French-language counterpart of Canada Reads.