Dec 03, 2021
Many of you may have already heard the sad news: novelist Marie-Claire Blais passed away at the age of 82.
This prolific author, leading figure of French-Canadian literature, wrote and published books every other year since her debut in 1959 with La belle bête. She continued to deliver greatness until her last novel, published a little over two months ago.
Marie-Claire Blais also worked in other genres such as theater and poems. Her work is recognized and studied in multiple universities across the globe, especially her novel Une saison dans la vie d’Emmanuel (1965).
Discover her literary works and accomplishments here at the Ottawa Public Library.