François Avard

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François Avard (born 6 June 1968) is a Canadian writer and scenarist best known as the writer of the Québécois television series Les Bougon.

He is the creator and co-author (with Jean-Francois Mercier) of the satirical series Les Bougon: it is also life broadcast on Radio-Canada from January 2004 to April 2006.

In television, he worked in several series scenarios: camera cafe, 3X nothing, CA and Bob Gratton. He is a sponsor of the series Ramdam for which he received two Gemini in collaboration with writer Fabienne Cortes. He also worked for two seasons of "Ici Louis-José Houde" and the series Meanwhile, watching TV on the Radio-Canada.[1]

He has worked with comedian Martin Matte since 1995. He also collaborated with two one-man show of Louis-José Houde and his animations 4 ADISQ galas. Other comedians with whom he works, include Jean-Francois Mercier, Cathy Gauthier, Pat Groulx, Pierre Hébert and Michel.[2]

On 25 February 2010, François Avard has signed, together with 500 artists, the call to support the international campaign for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions against Israeli apartheid.[3]

Novels[edit]

  • Pour de vrai (Libre expression, 2003)
  • Le dernier continent (Les Intouchables 2005)
  • L’Esprit de Bottine, (The Spirit of Boots), The Untouchables Editions, Montreal, 1991, 262 p. (ISBN 978-2-89549-313-6)
  • Les Uniques, (The Uniques), Éditions Guérin, Montreal, 1993, 255 p. (ISBN 978-2-89549-255-9)
  • Le Dernier Continent, (The Last Continent), The Untouchables Editions, Montreal, 1997, 334 p. (ISBN 978-2-89549-167-5)
  • François Avard & Mpambara, Mpambara, y a trop de blanc au Québec, (Mpambara, there is too much white in Quebec), edition of 400 shots, Montreal, 2003, 55 p. (ISBN 2-89540-095-4)
  • Pour de vrai, (For real), Editions Libre Expression, Outremont, 2003, 312 p. (ISBN 978-276480-100-0)
  • Bancs publics, (Benches), Éditions Lanctôt, Montreal, 2006, 197 p. (ISBN 978-2-89485-349-8)
  • Avard Chronique (Avard Chronicle), The Untouchables Editions, Montreal, 2008, 332 p. (ISBN 978-2-89549-313-6)

Television[edit]

  • 2001: Camera café (script adaptation)
  • 2001: Ramdam (writer)
  • 2002: Real-it (script editor)
  • 2003: 3X rien (script editor)
  • 2004: Les Bougon, c'est aussi ça la vie! (creator and writer)
  • 2005: Ici Louis-José Houde (script editor)
  • 2006: CA (script advisor)
  • 2007: Bob Gratton: ma vie, my life (script editor)
  • 2007: Pendant ce temps, devant la télé (script editor)
  • 2009: Vrak ta vie (script editor)
  • 2009: Bye-Bye 2009 (script editor and writer)

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This article incorporates information from the equivalent article on the French Wikipedia.