Gilles Archambault

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For the Canadian football player, see Gilles Archambault (Canadian football).

Gilles Archambault (born September 19, 1933 in Montreal, Quebec) is a francophone novelist from Quebec, Canada.

He studied at the Université de Montréal in 1957, and then worked at Radio-Canada, while working as a journalist. From 1988 to 1997, he broadcast a column on the "CBF Bonjour" program. His work appeared in La Presse, Le Devoir, L'Actualité, and Le Livre d'ici.

He won the Prix Athanase-David in 1981 for his body of work,[1] and a Governor General's Award in 1987 for L'obsédante obèse et autres aggressions, a collection of short prose pieces.

He has also written extensively about jazz. His papers are held at Library of Canada.[2]

Novels and Short Story Collections[edit]

  • Une suprême discrétion (1963)
  • La vie à trois (1965)
  • Le tendre matin (1969)
  • Parlons de moi (1970)
  • La fleur aux dents (1971)
  • Enfances lointaines (1972), stories
  • La fuite immobile (1974)
  • Les Pins parasols (1976)
  • Stupeurs et autres écrits (1979), stories
  • Le voyageur distrait (1981)
  • À voix basse (1983)
  • L'obsédante obèse et autres aggressions (1987) (winner of the 1987 Governor General's Award for fiction)
  • Les choses d'un jour (1991)
  • Un après-midi de septembre (1993)
  • Un homme plein d'enfance (1996)
  • Les Maladresses du cœur (1998)
  • Courir à sa perte (2000)
  • De si douce dérives (2003), stories
  • De l'autre côté du pont (2004)
  • Les Rives prochaines (2007)
  • Nous étions jeunes encore (2009)

Anthologies[edit]

Autobiographical works[edit]

  • Un après-midi de septembre (concerning his mother's disappearance)
  • Qui de nous deux? (2011)

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