The Canada Council for the Arts has announced the names of the finalists for the 2009 Governor General’s Literary Awards. Among them is the name Charles Le Blanc, author of Le complexe d'Hermès.

Le Blanc is a finalist in the French non-fiction category, for his book Le complexe d’Hermès : regards philosophiques sur la traduction.

Described on the Canada Council for the Arts`s website as “A brilliant and rich reflection of vast cultural erudition, [Le complexe d’Hermès] is a philosophical meditation on the work of translation, expressed in impeccably-mastered language.”

Charles Le Blanc is an associate professor of the School of Translation and Interpretation at the University of Ottawa. He is the author and translator of several previous works. He lives in Gatineau, Quebec.

The Governor General’s Literary Awards are among the most illustrious in the country. They are awarded every year to the best works of Canadian writers. The winners will be announced November 17, 2009. For more information, see: www.conseildesarts.ca.

Charles Le Blanc is available for interviews. Please contact Mireille Lapensée at (613) 562-5800, ext. 2689 or mireille.lapensee@uottawa.ca.