Monique Polak is a writer from Montreal, Quebec. She has published 12 novels for young adults. Her novel What World Is Left won the 2009 Quebec Writers' Federation Award for Children's and Young Adult Literature. In 2014 her book Hate Mail won the same prize. A graduate of Marianopolis College in Montreal in 1979, she has been teaching English and Humanities there since 1985.
Monique is also a freelance journalist. Her articles appear regularly in The Montreal Gazette and other Postmedia newspapers across the country. Several of her feature stories have also been published in Maclean's Magazine.
- Monique Polak at Quebec Writers' Federation Literary Database of Quebec English-Language authors
- Write On Montreal: Monique Polak, Montreal Gazette, Aug. 20, 2013
- Mom's fine, Dad's an absolute mess, Maclean's Magazine, Sept. 3, 2009
- Behrens uses evocative details to take readers on a journey by Monique Polak, Vancouver Sun, June 22, 2013
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