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Herménégilde Chiasson’s debut poetry collection – one of the core texts of Acadian literature – is finally appearing in English translation

It was activist involvement that gave birth to Chiasson’s first book of poetry, the 1974 collection Mourir à Scoudouc. Published by Éditions d’Acadie, the book helped establish Acadian writing as a vibrant and viable form and went on to sell an astonishing 4,000 copies. 

Shane Peacock and Nimbus Publishing relaunch the author’s popular Dylan Maples series

When Shane Peacock found himself with an idea for a new instalment in his Dylan Maples adventure series of middle-grade novels, he was faced with a small problem: the popular books, originally published by Penguin between 1999 and 2003, had been out of print for a decade.