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Grand-père et la Lune

Jury Statement

Grand-père et la Lune by Stéphanie Lapointe and illustrator Rogé transports us to a gentle and compassionate world of poetic words and images. An intimate story that speaks to family and the passing down of memories.


Grand-père et la Lune

By Stéphanie Lapointe and Rogé

  • Book Details
  • Published by Les Éditions XYZ; distributed by Distribution HMH
  • ISBN: 978-2-89261-924-9
Stéphanie Lapointe and Rogé

Stéphanie Lapointe and Rogé

Photo: Francois Couture

Who are Stéphanie Lapointe and Rogé?

Stéphanie Lapointe and Rogé win their first Governor General’s Literary Award together for the illustrated book Grand-père et la Lune, which also won the Grand Prix du Concours Lux 2016.

Stéphanie Lapointe, who wrote the text, came on the arts scene in 2004 when she won the reality TV singing competition Star Académie. This writer, singer/songwriter and actress, has appeared numerous TV and film productions, and published her first novel, Victoria, in 2015. Stéphanie Lapointe lives in Montreal.

An illustrator, painter and writer, Rogé began his career as artistic director in an ad agency. He won his first GG award with Le gros monstre qui aimait trop lire (2006). He illustrated Haïti, mon pays, which won the Prix Saint Exupéry, was on the New York Times list of the top ten books of 2015 and was a GG finalist in 2011. He has authored other GG finalist books, including Mingan mon village (2013); La vraie histoire de Léo Pointu (2009), which he wrote and illustrated; and When Pigs Fly (2002). He has been a contributor to the Le tyrano series since 2008. Born in Quebec City, Rogé lives in Montreal.