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Nigel Spencer


Nigel Spencer is one of Canada’s outstanding translators and has received the Governor General’s Literary Award for three translations of Marie-Claire Blais: Thunder and Light (2002), Augustino and the Choir of Destruction (2007) and Mai at the Predators’ Ball (2012). He has translated books and songs for Poet Laureate Pauline Michel, as well as articles, plays and poems for periodicals such as Time Magazine, Ellipse, Rampike and the Canadian Theatre Review. He also translates for the Montréal Symphony Orchestra and for playwright Évelyne de la Chenelière. His film-subtitling includes Raoul Wallenberg: The Angel of Budapest, A Season in the Life of Emmanuel, and Marie-Claire Blais: Illuminations, as well as a series of documentaries on popular culture for Bravo! Channel. He has lived in England, Africa, Toronto and Sherbrooke, but makes his home in Montréal.

Books translated by Nigel Spencer

The_acacia_gardens The Acacia Gardens

The_kashmir_trap The Kashmir Trap

Evolution Evolution: The View From the Cottage

Rebecca Rebecca, Born in the Maelstrom

0-88784-752-8 Augustino and the Choir of Destruction

51hw7yxwptl._ss500_ Haunted Childhoods

Tightrope_cover Tightrope

Cover_thunder-and-light Thunder and Light

Wintersleep%20cover-1 Wintersleep

Exile%20cover The Exile & The Sacred Travellers

English, French