11th Forum - Looking Within, Thinking Global

By Carole Fréchette, playwright and novelist

With the participation of Micheline Cambron, Professor, Université de Montréal, Chair. Tuesday 13 april 2010, Room IX, 6 pm - 8 pm

Carole Fréchette is Québécoise and lives in Montréal. First trained as an actress at the National Theatre School of Canada, she devoted herself to writing these last twenty years.

Translated into 18 languages, her plays are performed around the world. She is also the author of two novels for teenagers translated in several languages. Her works have been praised by numerous awards in Canada and abroad.

Her play Les quatre morts de Marie received the Price of the Governor General of Canada in 1995 and the price Floyd S. Chalmers in 1998. Her books La peau d’Elisa, les sept jours de Simon Labrosse, Jean et Béatrice as well as Serial Killer et autres pièces courtes have all been finalists of Governor General's Award.

In 2002, the Society of Dramatic Authors and Composers (SACD) awarded her at Avignon, the price of the Francophonie in recognition of her influence in the francophone world. The same year she received in Toronto, the Siminovitch Prize, the highest award in Canadian theater. In 2004, Le collier d’Hélène received the price Sony Labou Tansi. Finally, in spring 2009, la Petite pièce en haut de l’escalier was among the finalists of the Grand Prix of dramatic literature in France.

The theater texts of Carole Fréchette are generally published at Leméac/Actes Sud-Papiers (two of her articles have been published by Lansman) while her novels are published by the Éditions La courte échelle.

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