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Death of the writer Marie-Claire Blais

Quebec novelist Marie-Claire Blais died on Tuesday at the age of 82, the Goodwin Agency announced Tuesday evening.

“It is with deep sadness that we learned of the passing of Marie-Claire Blais today, November 30, in Key West, where she had made her home for many years. We are wholeheartedly with the members of his family and his many friends, colleagues and admirers, here and abroad, ”indicated the agency which represented Marie-Claire Blais on its Facebook page.

The prolific writer, who accumulated dozens of novels, but who had also written poetry, theater and essays, became known from the publication of her first novel, A season in the life of Emmanuel, in 1965.

The work was immediately successful in the Francophonie, both in Quebec and in France, going so far as to obtain the Medici Prize.

Until recently, Mme Blais had received the Grand Prix du livre de Montréal for his novel A meeting by the sea, in 2018. She has also accumulated several distinctions, including awards from the Governor General of Canada and the title of Companion of the Ordre des arts et des lettres du Québec.

Les Éditions du Boréal, which publishes the majority of Marie-Claire Blais’s works, paid tribute to the prolific writer

“Marie-Claire Blais made a deep mark not only on Quebec and Canadian literature, but had risen to the forefront of Francophone writers of her generation. […] It leaves a rich and abundant work, composed mainly of novels, but also addressing many genres, theatrical pieces, radio, poetry, essays, which is characterized by its formal audacity and by a very particular attention to marginal, downgraded, rejected beings ” , said the publishing house.

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