François Ricard

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François Ricard
BornJune 4, 1947
Shawinigan, Quebec
Occupationwriter, academic
NationalityCanadian
Period1980s-present
Notable worksLa littérature contre elle-même, Gabrielle Roy, une vie
Notable awardsGovernor General's Award for French-language non-fiction
Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize

François Ricard (born June 4, 1947 in Shawinigan, Quebec)[1] is a Canadian writer and academic from Quebec.[2] He has been a professor of French literature at McGill University since 1980, including a special but not exclusive focus on the work of Milan Kundera and Gabrielle Roy,[1] and has published numerous works of non-fiction.

Background[edit]

Born and raised in Shawinigan, he was educated at McGill University and the University of Provence.[1]

He was a founder of the literary journal Liberté,[1] has served on the editorial boards of the publishing houses Éditions Sentier and Éditions du Boréal,[1] and has contributed to both Radio-Canada and Télé-Québec as a literature reviewer and a host of documentary programming on Quebec literature and history.[1]

Awards[edit]

He won the Governor General's Award for French-language non-fiction at the 1985 Governor General's Awards for La littérature contre elle-même,[2] and Gabrielle Roy: A Life, an English translation by Patricia Claxton of his 1996 book Gabrielle Roy, une vie, won the 1999 Drainie-Taylor Biography Prize[3] and the Governor General's Award for French to English translation at the 1999 Governor General's Awards.[4] The original French edition of Gabrielle Roy, une vie was a shortlisted nominee for the Governor General's Award at the 1997 Governor General's Awards,[5] and Le dernier après-midi d’Agnès: essai sur l’oeuvre de Milan Kundera was nominated at the 2003 Governor General's Awards.[6]

Works[edit]

  • L'art de Félix-Antoine Savard dans « Menaud, maître-draveur », 1972
  • Gabrielle Roy, 1972
  • Une liaison parisienne, 1980
  • Le Prince et la Ténèbre, 1980
  • L'Incroyable odyssée, 1981
  • La Littérature contre elle-même, 1985
  • Guide de la littérature québécoise, 1988
  • La Chasse-galerie et autres récits, 1989
  • La Génération lyrique, 1992
    • English translation The Lyric Generation, 1994
  • René Richard : 1895-1982, 1993
  • Gabrielle Roy : une vie, 1996
    • English translation Gabrielle Roy: A Life, 1999
  • Le Temps qui m'a manqué, 1997
  • Le Pays de Bonheur d'occasion et autres récits autobiographiques épars et inédits
  • Introduction à l'œuvre de Gabrielle Roy : 1945-1975, 2001
  • (éd.) Gabrielle Roy, Mon cher grand fou, 2001
  • Le Dernier Après-midi d'Agnès : essai sur l'œuvre de Milan Kundera, 2003
  • Chroniques d'un temps loufoque, 2005
  • Moeurs de province, 2014

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e f François Ricard at The Canadian Encyclopedia.
  2. ^ a b "François Ricard: comme une grande province tranquille". La Presse, March 22, 2014.
  3. ^ "Ricard wins biography prize". National Post, November 10, 1999.
  4. ^ "Winners of 1999 Governor General's Literary Awards". Ottawa Citizen, November 17, 1999.
  5. ^ "The Governor General's Awards". Vancouver Sun, October 23, 1997.
  6. ^ "Atwood's novel gets third citation". The Globe and Mail, October 21, 2003.

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