Jean-Alain Tremblay

Jean-Alain Tremblay (March 18, 1952 June 9, 2005) was a writer who lived in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region of Quebec, Canada.[1]

The son of Gérard Tremblay and Rita Dufour, he was born Jeannot Tremblay in Alma, Quebec. Tremblay received a bachelor's degree in administration from Laval University.[1] He worked as director of employment development at Chicoutimi for Employment and Immigration Canada[2] and later as director of regional operations for Réseau Emploi-Québec du Saguenay/Lac St-Jean.[3]

His first novel La nuit des Perséides, published in 1989, received the Prix Robert-Cliche, the Prix Jean-Hamelin and the Prix de la bibliothèque centrale de prêt du Saguenay-Lac-Saint-Jean. This was followed by La grande chamaille, published in 1993. Tremblay also wrote a radio drama Par la bande, broadcast on Radio-Canada in 2001. He published a nine volume collection of short stories based in the Saguenay–Lac-Saint-Jean region: Un lac, un fjord, un fleuve.[1]

Tremblay was president of the Musée Louis-Hémon de Péribonka from 1992 to 1995 and was a founding member of the Association professionnelle des écrivains de la Sagamie Côte-Nord, also serving as its president.[1]

He was married to Manon Brault; the couple had four children.[3]

Tremblay died in Chicoutimi at the age of 53.[3]


  1. "Tremblay, Jean-Alain" (in French). Infocentre littéraire des écrivains.
  2. "La nuit des Perséides / Jean-Alain Tremblay" (in French). Bibliothèque Paul-Mercier, Blainville.
  3. "Tremblay, Jean-Alain". Le Progrès Dimanche (in French). Saguenay. June 14, 2005.
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