Paul Gagné (translator)

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Paul Gagné is a Canadian literary translator currently working in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.[1] With his wife Lori Saint-Martin, he has translated over seventy English language books into French, including the works of authors such as Maya Angelou, Margaret Atwood and Naomi Klein.[2] He holds a master's degree in French literature from Laval University.[2]


Before turning to the world of literary translation, Gagné worked as a translator for several years in Toronto and Montréal.[2][3] He is a member of the Literary Translators' Association of Canada and of the Association of Translators and Interpreters of Ontario.[2] Below is a list of selected works that he has translated in collaboration with Lori Saint-Martin:

Awards and recognition[edit]

Paul Gagné and Lori Saint-Martin have been jointly awarded several translation prizes throughout their career. These include the John Glassco Translation Prize in 1993, the QWF Translation Prize in 2004, 2006 and 2008 and the Governor General's Award in 2000, 2007 and 2015. They have also been shortlisted for a Governor General's Award an additional twelve times.[2][4][5]


  1. ^ KWF. "2015 Author: Paul Gagné". Kingston Writers Fest. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
  2. ^ a b c d e Literary Translators' Association of Canada. "LTAC Profile: Paul Gagné". Literary Translators' Association of Canada. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
  3. ^ Quebec Writers' Federation. "Authors: Paul Gagné". Quebec Writers' Federation. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
  4. ^ Chantale Cusson. "Raconte-moi un auteur: Lori Saint-Martin et Paul Gagné". L'actualité. Retrieved 2015-11-25.
  5. ^ Canada Council for the Arts. "Past Recipients". Canada Council for the Arts. Retrieved 2015-11-25.