Denise Roig

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Denise Roig is the author of two critically received collections of short stories: A Quiet Night and a Perfect End (Nuage Editions), and Any Day Now (Signature Editions), and the memoir Butter Cream A Year in a Montreal Pastry School (Signature Editions). Her new book is Brilliant, a collection of short stories set in Abu Dhabi, the capital of the United Arab Emirates. Denise’s first collection was translated in 2000 as Le Vrai Secret du bonheur (Éditions de la Pleine Lune) and her fiction has been heard on CBC’s Between the Covers. As a journalist, Denise’s work has appeared in The Gazette (Montreal) and The National (Abu Dhabi). Denise is the co-editor, with her husband Raymond Beauchemin, of two anthologies of Quebec English literature: ...more

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Denise Roig I'm actually working on two things at the moment (though not nearly as much as I'd like to be, truth be told.) One is two connected novellas,…moreI'm actually working on two things at the moment (though not nearly as much as I'd like to be, truth be told.) One is two connected novellas, competing (dueling?) narratives from a seventy-something Canadian woman (with a murky political past spent in Turkey) and her grown daughter, a rising star in Ontario politics. The other project is too new to really talk about. I just know it involves weddings! (less)
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Butter Cream: A Year in a M...

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Brilliant

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A Quiet Night and a Perfect...

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Any Day Now

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Review of Brilliant in the Montreal Gazette

By Ian McGillis
Books columnist
Montreal Gazette
Speaking on the phone from her home in Hamilton, Denise Roig sounds every inch the homesick former Montrealer.
“If you’ve lived for 20 years in Montreal, southern Ontario is as foreign
a country as Abu Dhabi is,” said the New York-born writer, a Montreal
resident from the late 1980s until 2008.
It’s not a random parallel Roig is drawing. You see, from 2... Read more of this blog post »
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