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Hélène Monette

Poet and novelist Hélène Monette is one of the most important writers of her generation. She has given numerous public readings and participated in tours and festivals in Quebec and internationally (France, Mexico, Portugal). After publishing three volumes of poetry at Écrits des Forges, including Lettres insolites which was nominated for the Prix Émile-Nelligan in 1991, Hélène Monette published a book of short stories (Crimes et chatouillements) then two novels, Le goudron et les plumes (XYZ éditeur), a finalist for the Montreal Grand Prix du livre in 1993 and Unless (Boréal, 1995) which sold remarkably well and was republished in France. Her most recent books have been published by Boréal: Plaisirs et paysages kitsch (1997), nominated for a Governor General’s Award, Le Blanc des yeux (1999), finalist for the Académie des lettres du Québec’s Prix Alain-Grandbois and Un jardin dans la nuit (2001).

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