Hélène Rioux

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Hélène Rioux (born January 12, 1949) is a Quebec writer and translator.[1]

She was born in Montreal and was educated at the Cégep du Vieux-Montréal, going on to study Russian at the Université de Montréal. Her stories have been published in various periodicals such as XYZ, Moebius, Arcade and Possibles. Rioux has also written a literary column for the Journal d'Outremont.[1]

She has translated works by a number of Canadian authors into French, including works by Linda Leith, Julie Keith, Wayson Choy, Madeleine Thien, Taras Grescoe, Bernice Morgan and Lucy Maud Montgomery. Rioux received a Quebec Writers' Federation Award for her translation of Self by Yann Martel. She was also a finalist for the same award for her translation of The Memory Artists by Jeffrey Moore (Les artistes de la Mémoire). Her novels have been translated into English, Spanish and Bulgarian.[2]

Selected works[1][edit]


  1. ^ a b c "Rioux, Hélène" (in French). Infocentre littéraire des écrivains.
  2. ^ "Rioux, Hélène". Literary Translators' Association of Canada.