Anne-Marie Alonzo

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Anne-Marie Alonzo
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Born(1951-12-13)December 13, 1951
Alexandria, Egypt
DiedJune 11, 2005(2005-06-11) (aged 53)
AwardsOrder of Canada

Anne-Marie Alonzo, CM (December 13, 1951 – June 11, 2005) was a Canadian playwright, poet, novelist, critic and publisher.

Born in Alexandria, Egypt,[1] she immigrated to Quebec when she was twelve. In 1966 she was the victim of a car accident which left her quadriplegic and using a wheelchair.[2]

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976, a Master of Arts degree in 1978, and a Ph.D. in French studies in 1986 from the Université de Montréal.

The author of 20 books, her poetry collection, Bleus de mine, received the Prix Émile-Nelligan in 1985 and was nominated for the 1985 Governor General's Awards. She co-founded Trois magazine and in 1989 launched the Festival littéraire de Trois.[1]

In 1996, she was made a Member of the Order of Canada.[1]


  1. ^ a b c "Fondatrice du Festival de Trois - Décès d'Anne-Marie Alonzo". Le Devoir (in French). June 14, 2005. Retrieved December 15, 2010.
  2. ^ Peterson, Maureen (June 12, 1981). "Author fights handicap label". The Montreal Gazette.

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