I’m a writer, reader, translator, and educator originally from Montreal, Canada. I’ve been based in the UK, Vancouver, the San Francisco Bay Area, and Cairo. I currently live in Paris, on a street that usually smells of brioche.
I love travelling, delicious food, books, scotch, Canadian spelling, and the Oxford comma.
You can find some of my publications below:
- Reviews and essays I wrote for The Millions:
- A review of Philip Pullman’s La Belle Sauvage
- A review of Ian McEwan’s Nutshell
- An essay on Diana Athill
- An essay on Art Spiegelman
- A review of Ian McEwan’s Sweet Tooth
- “At Night, All Books Are Bright”: An essay about reading and nighttime
- An essay about Middlemarch and walking in the English countryside
- “Henry James and the Joys of Binge Reading”
- An essay about re-organizing my personal library
- “The Man Who Made Space Cool Again”, my essay about space and Chris Hadfield’s book An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth in The Puritan.
- My interview with Anakana Schofield about her book Malarky, on the PRISM international website.
- My interview with Alberto Manguel on NineteenQuestions.
- My interview with Rawi Hage about his book Carnival on the PRISM international website.
- My essay about Saguenay in the Canadian literary magazine Prairie Fire (print only)
Please contact me: cafsimard [at] gmail [dot] com