Émile Martel (writer)
|Born||August 10, 1941
|Occupation||poet, short story writer|
|Notable works||Pour orchestre et poète seul|
|Relatives||Yann Martel, son
Réginald Martel, brother
Émile Martel (born August 10, 1941 in Amos, Quebec) is a Canadian diplomat and writer, who won the Governor General's Award for French-language poetry in 1995 for his poetry collection Pour orchestre et poète seul.
Educated at the University of Ottawa, Université Laval and the University of Salamanca, he taught French and Spanish literature in Canada and the United States before joining Canada's Department of External Affairs as a diplomat. He has published both poetry and short stories.
- Les Enfances brisées (1969)
- L'ombre du silence (1974)
- Les Gants jetés (1977)
- Dictionnaire de cristal
- Pour orchestre et poète seul (1995)
- English translation by D. G. Jones, For Orchestra and Solo Poet (1996)
- Translation of Life of Pi into French: Histoire de Pi (2003), with Nicole Perron
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