Blais, Marie-Claire

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Marie-Claire Blais

Ronsdale books by Marie-Claire Blais:

  1. The Exile and The Sacred Travellers (translated by Nigel Spencer)
  2. Wintersleep (translated by Nigel Spencer)


Marie-Claire Blais is a defining figure in Canada’s literary landscape, with over 30 books to her credit, including Wintersleep, La Belle Bete (Mad Shadows), published when she was twenty, Une Saison dans la vie d’Emmanuel (A Season in the Life of Emmanuel), which is now taught regularly in university and college courses, and Soifs (These Festive Nights), which won the Governor General’s Award in 1996.