Antonine Maillet

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Antonine Maillet in 1984

The Honourable Antonine Maillet (born May 10,1929) is a Canadian Acadian novelist, playwright, and scholar. She was born in Bouctouche, New Brunswick and lives in Montreal, Quebec.

In 1976 she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1981. Maillet was awarded the Royal Society of Canada's Lorne Pierce Medal in 1980. In 1985 she was made an Officier des Arts et des Lettres de France. She is a member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada.

In 1979 her work Pélagie-la-Charette won the prestigious Prix Goncourt.

Works

  • Pointe-aux-Coques - 1958
  • On a mangé la dune - 1962
  • Les Crasseux - 1968
  • La Sagouine - 1971
  • Rabelais et les traditions populaires en Acadie - 1971
  • Don l'Orignal - 1972 (winner of the (1972 Governor General's Award for Fiction)
  • Par derrière chez mon père - 1972
  • Gapi et Sullivan - 1973
  • Mariaagélas - 1973
  • Gapi - 1976
  • La Veuve enragée - 1977
  • Les Cordes-de-bois - 1977
  • Le Bourgeois Gentleman - 1978
  • Pélagie-la-Charette - 1979 (winner of the Prix Goncourt)
  • La Contrebandière - 1981
  • Les Drolatiques, Horrifiques et Épouvantables Aventures de Panurge, ami de Pantagruel - 1981
  • Garrochés en paradis - 1986
  • Le Huitième Jour - 1986
  • Margot la folle - 1987
  • L'Oursiade - 1990
  • William S. - 1991
  • Les Confessions de Jeanne de Valois - 1992
  • La Nuit des rois - 1993
  • La Fontaine ou la Comédie des animaux - 1995
  • Le Chemin Saint-Jacques - 1996
  • L'Île-aux-Puces - 1996
  • Chronique d'une sorcière de vent 1999
  • Madame Perfecta - 2002

See also: List of French Canadian writers from outside Quebec, List of Quebec authorsfr:Antonine Maillet

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