Fred Pellerin has a new Félix Award to place on his mantlepiece after winning Folk Album of the Year for Après at the ADISQ gala, held Sunday night, Oct. 27, 2019. The trophy, however, won’t sit there right away; Pellerin promised to share his victory with his entire village of Saint-Élie-de-Caxton, and hand-delivered the statue to his local post office on Monday morning so everyone could enjoy the victory. When we met with him in the Gala press room after his acceptance speech, the artist said he was grateful for his enduring career, and still being appreciated by the ADISQ voting members and the general public. He also explained why he asks collaborators, such as David Portelance, to help with his lyrics – despite being a renowned author and storyteller himself.