Antonine Maillet

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Antonine Maillet

Antonine Maillet; born May 10 ,1929 is an Acadian novelist, playwright, and scholar. She was born in Bouctouche, New Brunswick and currently lives in Montreal, Quebec.

Life and Career

Maillet received both her BA and MA from the Universite de Moncton. She then received her PhD in literature in 1970 from the Universite Laval. She taught literature and folklore at Laval from 1971 to 1976. She later worked for Radio Canada in Moncton as a script writer and host.[1]

In 1976 Maillet was made an Officer of the Order of Canada and was promoted to Companion in 1981. She 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 and in 2005 she was inducted into the Order of New Brunswick. She has been a member of the Queen's Privy Council for Canada since 1992. This gives Her the Right to the Honorific Prefix "The Honourable" and the Post Nominal Letter "PC" for life.[2]

In 1979 her work Pelagie-la-Charrette won the Prix Goncourt, making her the first non-european recipient.[3] In 1988, Maillet hosted the French-language Leaders' Debate for Radio Canada TV between Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Liberal Party of Canada Leader John Turner, and New Democratic Party leader Ed Broadbent.[4] In 1994, the College Militaire Royal theatre group performed in a play by Antonine Maillet both at CMR and at the Royal Military College of Canada. Ms. Maillet was granted an Honorary Degree from RMC in 1995.

Works

  • Pierre Bleu - 2006
  • Madame Perfecta - 2002
  • Chronique d'une sorcière de vent - 1999
  • L'Île-aux-Puces - 1996
  • Le Chemin Saint-Jacques - 1996
  • La Fontaine ou la Comédie des animaux - 1995
  • La Nuit des rois - 1993
  • Les Confessions de Jeanne de Valois - 1992
  • William S. - 1991
  • L'Oursiade - 1990
  • Margot la folle - 1987
  • Le Huitième Jour - 1986
  • Garrochés en paradis - 1986
  • Crache à pic - 1984
  • Les Drolatiques, Horrifiques et Épouvantables Aventures de Panurge, ami de Pantagruel - 1981
  • La Contrebandière - 1981
  • Pélagie-la-Charrette - 1979 (winner of the Prix Goncourt)
  • Le Bourgeois Gentleman - 1978
  • Les Cordes-de-bois - 1977
  • La Veuve enragée - 1977
  • gapi - 1976
  • Mariaagélas - 1973
  • Gapi et Sullivan - 1973
  • Par derrière chez mon père - 1972
  • Don l'Orignal - 1972 (winner of the (1972 Governor General's Award for Fiction)
  • Rabelais et les traditions populaires en Acadie - 1971
  • La Sagouine - 1971
  • Les Crasseux - 1968
  • On a mangé la dune - 1962
  • Pointe-aux-Coques - 1958 [5]


Literary prizes

  • Prix Montfort, Literature - 2003
  • Prix National Littéraire d’expression française du Rotary (France) - 2003
  • Pascal Poirier Award for Excellence in French-language Literary Arts, New Brunswick Arts Board - 2002
  • Prix Samuel de Champlain - 2001
  • Prix Paul Féval de Littérature populaire de la Société des Gens de Lettres de France - 1997
  • Prix de la critique, catégorie Traduction, adaptation ou montage - 1992-93
  • Floyd S. Chalmers Canadian Play Award - 1980
  • Prix Goncourt - 1979
  • Prix des Quatre Jurys - 1978
  • Prix Littéraire de La Presse - 1976
  • Prix Québec-Paris - 1975
  • Prix des Volcans - 1975
  • Grand Prix littéraire de la ville de Montréal - 1974
  • Governor General’s Literary Award - 1972
  • Governor General’s Literary Award - 1972
  • Prix Champlain - 1961
  • Canada Council Awards (Drama) (under the pseudonym Jean Gavroche) - 1960
  • Festival Committee Prize, the Dominion Drama Festival - 1958 [6]


References

  1. http://canadian-writers.athabascau.ca/french/writers/amaillet/amaillet.php
  2. http://edimage.ca/edimage/grandspersonnages/en/carte_j01.html
  3. http://www.cbc.ca/archives/topic/antonine-maillet-acadian-avenger
  4. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Antonine_Maillet
  5. http://www.thecanadianencyclopedia.ca/en/article/antonine-maillet/
  6. http://www1.gnb.ca/0003/Pages/en/nb_aut-e.asp?CODE=DK


Name:Antonine Maillet
Location:Bouctouche, NB
Category:Artists
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