A poet, short story writer and novelist, Élise Turcotte has published many poetry collections, for which she has received many awards. Her most recent books are: Ce qu’elle voit (Noroît, 2010), Piano mélancolique (Noroît, 2005), and Sombre ménagerie (Noroît, 2002), which was awarded the Grand prix du festival international de la poésie de Trois-Rivières. She has also written many children’s books, short story collections and novels, including: Le bruit des choses vivantes (Leméac, 1991, Babel, 1998), L’île de la Merci (Leméac, 1997 ; BQ, 2001) and La maison étrangère (Leméac, 2002, Governor General’s Award 2002), Guyana (winner of the 2011 Prix du livre de la Ville de Montréal), Autobiographie de l’esprit (Éditions La Mèche,2013), and Le parfum de la tubéreuse (Alto, 2015). Her new poetry collection, La forme du jour, to be published by Éditions Noroît, will be available next spring. Her books have been translated into English, Catalan, Spanish and, soon, into Arabic.