Andrée Maillet

Andrée Maillet (June 7, 1921 December 3, 1995), was a Quebec writer.[1]

The daughter of Corinne Dupuis and Roger Maillet, she was born in Montreal[2] and began writing by the age of eleven. Maillet began a career in journalism and, from 1943 to 1952, was a correspondent in the United States and Europe.[1] She was a member of the Anglo-American Press Association of Paris for a number of years.[3] From 1952 to 1960, she was director of the magazine Amérique française. She wrote for Photo-Journal and was a columnist for the Petit Journal which was owned by her father. Maillet founded the French-Canadian chapter of the PEN club.[1] She ran as a candidate for the Rassemblement pour l'Indépendance Nationale in the Westmount provincial riding in 1966, placing fourth.[4]

Maillet married Loyd Hamlyn Hobden.[2]

In 1990, she received the Prix Athanase-David. Maillet was named to the Académie des lettres du Québec in 1974 and was named an officer in the Order of Canada in 1978. In 1991, she was named a Grand Officer in the National Order of Quebec.[5]

She died in Montreal at the age of 74.[1]

Selected works[3]

  • Les Montréalais, stories (1963)
  • Le chêne des tempêtes (1965), received the first prize for literature from the Province of Québec, youth section, and the medal of the Canadian Association of Children's Librarians
  • Le Chant de l'Iroquoise, poetry (1967)
  • Profil de l'orignal, novel (1952)
  • Les Remparts de Québec, novel (1964)
  • À la mémoire d'un héros, novel (1975)
  • Lettres au surhomme (two volumes) novel (1976-1977)


  1. "Maillet, Andrée". Les Prix du Québec (in French).
  2. New, William H, ed. (2002). Maillet, Andrée. Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada. p. 701. ISBN 0-8020-0761-9.
  3. "Maillet, Andrée" (in French). Infocentre littéraire des écrivains.
  4. "Les résultats électoraux depuis 1867, Viau à Yamaska". Quebec National Assembly.
  5. "Andrée Maillet (1921 – 1995)" (in French). Ordre national du Québec. Archived from the original on 2015-05-18.

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