Pascale Quiviger

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Pascale Quiviger (born 1969) is a Canadian writer and artist. Raised and educated in Quebec, she is currently based in the United Kingdom, where she writes, paints, teaches visual arts and practices hypnotherapy. Quiviger is married to former British Labour MP Alan Simpson and lives in Nottingham.

Quiviger published her first volume of short stories, Ni sols ni ciels (Instant même), in 2001, and her first novel, Le Cercle parfait, in 2004. Le Cercle parfait won the 2004 Governor General's Award for French Fiction; its English translation by Sheila Fischman, The Perfect Circle, was shortlisted for the 2006 Scotiabank Giller Prize. She followed this with an essay, Un point de chute, in 2006, and two novels, La maison des temps rompus in 2008 and "Pages à brûler" in 2010. She is also the author of an artist book, "Below Zero", published in 2005.

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