Roger Lemelin

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Roger Lemelin
Roger Lemelin, 1946.jpg
Born(1919-04-07)April 7, 1919
DiedMarch 16, 1992(1992-03-16) (aged 72)

Roger Lemelin, CC OQ FRSC (April 7, 1919 – March 16, 1992) was a Quebec novelist, television writer and essayist.


Lemelin was born in Quebec City. From 1944 to 1952, he was a Canadian correspondent for the American magazines Time and Life and, from 1972 to 1981, chief executive officer and editor of La Presse.

In 1980 he was made a Companion of the Order of Canada. In 1989, he was made an Officer of the National Order of Quebec.

Honours and awards[edit]


  • Au pied de la pente douce (The Town Below), 1947
  • Les Plouffe (The Plouffe Family), 1948
  • Fantaisies sur les péchés capitaux, 1949
  • Pierre le magnifique (In Quest of Splendour), 1952
  • Les Voies de l'espérance, 1979
  • La Culotte en or, 1980
  • Le Crime d'Ovide Plouffe, 1982
  • Autopsie d'un fumeur, 1988


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