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Marie-Claire Blais


Marie-Claire Blais was born and raised in Québec City. At the age of 20 she had her first novel published, and it was subsequently translated into English, Spanish and Italian. Her 1965 novel, Une Saison Dans la Vie d’Emmanuel, was awarded the Prix France-Canada, as well as the Prix Médicis, and brought her a much wider international audience with translations into multiple languages. After living for some years in Europe, she eventually settled in Montreal. Aside from novels, her published work includes critical editions, translations, plays, and radio and TV scripts. Two of her novels have been adapted for the big screen. Her awards include Governor General’s Awards for Les Manuscrits de Pauline Archange (1968), Le Sourd Dans la Ville (1979), Soif (1995), and Naissance de Rebecca à l’Ère des Tourments (2008).

Books by Marie-Claire Blais

51i90ncnujs._sx331_bo1_204_203_200_ Songs for Angel

The_acacia_gardens The Acacia Gardens

Rebecca Rebecca, Born in the Maelstrom

Ggweb_blais_naissancederebecca.jpg Naissance de Rebecca à l'ère des tourments

0-88784-752-8 Augustino and the Choir of Destruction

Cover_thunder-and-light Thunder and Light

Blasfstv These Festive Nights

Wintersleep%20cover-1 Wintersleep

Exile%20cover The Exile & The Sacred Travellers



October 05, 1939

Québec City