With a dozen books published (mostly in French with traditional publishing houses in Canada), Vincent Thibault will soon stand out as one of Quebec’s most prolific writers of his generation. Humble translator, eccentric athlete, fascinated traveller, some of his fiction work has been compared to the great Haruki Murakami’s; his essay "Parkour and the Art du déplacement: Strength, Dignity, Community", tackling themes such as sports sociology, health, courage and creativity, was also one the very first books on the subject. He recently launched a new online platform called Meaning in Motion to promote the relationship between athletics and ethics, and between strength and mindfulness; the website, newsletter and Facebook page will appeal to all movement enthusiasts.
Most of his titles are originally published in French with major publishing houses in Quebec, however the following are now available in English. For all queries concerning foreign rights (including translations), please contact the relevant publishing company or get in touch with the author via his website.
* Purity: Japanese short stories, CreateSpace, 2013 (translated from French by Lisa Hannaford-Wong).
* Parkour and the Art du déplacement: Strength, Dignity, Community, preface by Dan Edwardes, Baraka Books, 2013 (translated from French by Casey Roberts).
* Parkour & Art du déplacement: Lessons in practical wisdom, bilingual edition, foreword by Ryan Hurst, CreateSpace, 2015.
Where to find Vincent Thibault online
Where to buy in print
Vodyanoy : Le Lac aux loutres
by Vincent Thibault
Le Lac aux loutres : une petite communauté beauceronne où des évènements d’un genre particulier sont sur le point de se produire. Vincent Thibault, auteur québécois prolifique, propose une histoire captivante qui allie audacieusement drame de mœurs, épouvante et roman écologique. Certains y verront un thriller, d’autres un récit humaniste — mais ce roman ne laissera personne indifférent.
Meaning in Motion: A contemplative handbook for runners, dancers, parkour athletes, martial artists, yoga students and fitness buffs
by Vincent Thibault
Ever wondered how meditation could help you deepen your movement practice? Whether you are into parkour, dance, CrossFit, kettlebell, calisthenics, body weight conditioning, gymnastics, yoga, qigong, martial arts… or any other art, give this book a try. It contains fourteen simple, practical exercises that tackle the relationship between athletics and ethics, and between strength and mindfulness.
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