Robert Marteau

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Robert Marteau (February 8, 1925 Virollet, Poitou – May 16, 2011 Paris) was a French poet, novelist, translator, essayist, diarist.[1]


In 1972 he moved to Montreal to live with his girlfriend. He remained twelve years, and opt for Canadian citizenship. He then resided in Paris. He was awarded the 2003 Charles Vildrac from the Société des Gens de Lettres for Rites and offerings, In 2005, Académie française awarded him the Grand Award for Poetry. In 2006, the center of the book awarded him Poitou-Charentes book prize, for his novel In the grass. In 2010, he received the Mallarmé prize for his book The Ordinary Time.



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