Marie-Claire Blais, who was called “the greatest living writer born in Québec” when Dans la foudre et la lumière appeared in 2001, has published twenty-three works of fiction; more than twenty texts for stage, radio, television, film and video; two volumes of poetry; three works of non-fiction; and many articles. All of her novels, with the exception of Augustino ou le choeur de la destruction (2005), have been translated into English, most into many other languages. She has received numerous national and international prizes and awards: Prix de la langue française (1961), Guggenheim Fellowships (1963, 1964),
Forsyth, Louise. "Marie-Claire Blais". The Literary Encyclopedia. First published 02 August 2005; last revised 30 November -1.
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