Léo-Paul Desrosiers

Léo-Paul Desrosiers (April 11, 1896 April 20, 1967) was a Quebec writer and journalist well known for his historical novels. He was influenced by the nationalism of Henri Bourassa and Lionel-Adolphe Groulx.

Léo-Paul Desrosiers
Born(1896-04-11)April 11, 1896
Berthier-en Haut, Quebec, Canada
DiedApril 20, 1967(1967-04-20) (aged 71)
Montreal, Quebec
OccupationWriter, journalist
Period20th century
GenreHistorical fiction

He published his first novel in 1922 called Âmes et Paysages. His best-known work, Les Engagés du Grand Portage published in 1938, was set in the fur trade-years in the early 19th century. As a journalist he mainly wrote for Le Devoir.

He won the Ludger-Duvernay Prize in 1951 and the Lorne Pierce Medal in 1963.


  • Ames Et Paysages, (1922)
  • Nord-Sud, (1931)
  • Le Livre Des Mystères, (1936)
  • L'Accalmie, Lord Durham Au Canada, (1937)
  • Les Engagés Du Grand Portage, (1938); The Making Of Nicolas Montour [translated by Christina vol an Ooordt], (1978)
  • Commencements, (1939)
  • Les Opiniâtres, (1941)
  • Sources, (1942)
  • Iroquoisie, (1947)
  • L'Ampoule D'Or, (1951)
  • Les Dialogues De Marthe Et De Marie, (1957)
  • Vous Qui Passez, (1958)
  • Les Angoisses Et Les Tourments, (1959)
  • Rafales Sur Les Cimes, (1960)
  • Dans Le Nid D'Aiglons, La Colombe Vie De Jeanne Le Ber..., (1963)
  • Paul De Chomedey, Sieur De Maisonneuve, (1967)

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