Poet, novelist and essayist Nicole Brossard was born in Montreal in 1943. She has won numerous literary awards, including the Governor General’s Award in 1974 and 1984, the Prix Athanase David, The Canada Arts Council Molson Prize and the Prix international de littérature française Benjamin Fondane for her body of work. Since 1965 Nicole Brossard has published over thirty books, including Le désert mauve, Installations and La lettre aérienne and most of them have been translated in many languages. She also co-authored l’Anthologie de la poésie des femmes au Québec  and the documentary film Some American Feminists. She is a member of the Académie des Lettres du Québec, an Officer the Order of Canada, a Chevalière de l’Ordre national du Québec and a Companion of the Order of Arts and Letters of Quebec. Her more recent published works are: Lumière fragment d’envers, Temps qui installe  les miroirs, Et me voici soudain en train de refaire le monde.

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