Claire Martin (writer)

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Claire Martin
Claire Montreuil 1945.jpg
Claire Martin, 1945
Born Claire Montreuil
(1914-04-18)18 April 1914
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Died 18 June 2014(2014-06-18) (aged 100)
Quebec, Canada
Pen name Claire Martin
Nationality Canadian

Claire Martin, CC OQ FRSC (18 April 1914 – 18 June 2014) was the pseudonym of the Canadian writer Claire Montreuil.

Born in Quebec City, Quebec, she was educated at the Ursuline convent and by the Dames de la Congrégation. From 1945 to 1972, she lived in Ottawa and was a writer in residence at the University of Ottawa. From 1972 to 1982, she lived in France, before returning to Quebec.[1]

In 2014 she celebrated her 100th birthday on 18 April and died on 18 June.[2]


A Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada,[3] she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in 1984 in recognition for being "one of the most important writers of her generation in Canada". She was promoted to Companion in 2001.[4] She was made an Officer of the National Order of Quebec in 2007.[3]

Selected bibliography[edit]

  • Avec ou sans amour, 1958
  • Doux-amer, 1960
  • Quand j'aurai payé ton visage, 1962
  • Dans un gant de fer, 1965
  • La joue droite, 1966 (winner of a 1966 Governor General's Award)
  • Les Morts, 1970
  • La petite fille lit, 1973
  • Toute la vie, 1999
  • L'amour impuni, 2000
  • La brigande, 2001
  • Il s'appelait Thomas, 2003

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