This is so exciting to have Honouring the Buffalo published in German!! Thank you to la nouvelle plume!!!! Ray Lavallee spent so much time in Germany bridging the cultural gap. Feels like he is being honoured for his work, which has come full circle. PS. Thanks also to Martine Noël-Maw for being there and making it happen!!
A German version for bison tribute
At the dawn of its 35th anniversary, the new plume (Pne) signs its first international rights sales agreement, with the publisher mons verlag of Berlin.
Last October, the representative of the editions of the new plume Martine Noël-Maw, was part of the first exploratory mission of the Regroupement des éditeurs franco-canadiens at the Frankfurt book fair, in Germany, the most important international book fair . Mrs. Noël-Maw has established a first contact with the publisher mons verlag of Berlin.
” When I showed them our book Hommage au Bison, une légende des Cris des Plaines,, the representatives of MONS immediately expressed their interest. ” says Martine Noël-Maw. After negotiations, the agreement was signed on December 26th. MONS verlag (publihsing) acquires the rights of translation, printing and distribution.
The book, written by Judith Silverthorne and the late Ray Lavallee, and illustrated by Mike Keepness has been translated into French by Martine Noël-Maw. The book was first published in English, in 2014, at Your Nickel”s Worth Publishing, under the title Honouring the Buffalo, a Plains Cree Legend.
On her side, author Judith Silverthorne is delighted and honored. “I have never even dreamed that such a thing can be possible. So much more that Ray Lavallee spent a lot of time in Germany and he welcomed Germans to his cultural camp, in Canada, where he shared the way of life of the Plains Cree people, including the art of telling. Ray would also be very happy to have established a bridge between cultures. Thank you to la nouvelle plume! ”
The President of the editions of the new plume Laurier Gareau points out that; “This first international rights sale is part of our strategy for the development of new markets and new platforms for our books published in French in Saskatchewan. ” He says, la nouvelle plume (les ÉNP) intends to participate again at the Frankfurt fair in 2019 and in 2020, a year where Canada will be the guest of honor.
The presence of les ÉNP at the Frankfurt book fair has been made possible thanks to the financial support of the Regroupement des éditeurs franco-canadiens and Creative Saskatchewan.