Louise Dupré

Louise Dupré (born July 9, 1949) is a Quebec journalist, educator and writer.[1]

The daughter of Cécile Paré and Arthur Dupré, she was born in Sherbrooke[2] and was educated at the Université de Sherbrooke and the Université de Montréal, receiving a PhD in literature from the latter institution. From 1981 to 1984, she was a member of the publishing collective Éditions du Remue-Ménage. In 1988, she became a member of the editorial committee for the magazine Voix et Images : Littérature québécoise; she served as director from 1995 to 1998. She taught at the Université du Québec à Montréal.[1]

Her poetry collection La Peau familière (1983) received the Prix Alfred-DesRochers. In 1999, she was admitted to the Académie des lettres du Québec and, in 2002, to the Royal Society of Canada.[1]

Selected works[1]

  • Noir déjà, poetry (1993), received the Grand Prix de poésie from the Festival international de Trois-Rivières
  • La memoria, novel (1997), received the Prix Ringuet from the Académie des lettres du Québec and the prize awarded by the Société des écrivains Canadiens
  • Tout comme elle, play (2006), received the Critics' prize for 2005-2006 in the category Montreal from the Association québécoise des critiques de théâtre
  • Plus haut que les flammes (2011), received the Governor General's Award for French-language poetry and the Grand Prix Québécor from the Festival international de la poésie
  • La Main hantée (2017) won the Governor General's Award for French-language poetry[3]

Further reading

  • Andrea Krotthammer: "La vie d’une femme, c’est la marche sur un fil." «L’ecriture funambule» de Louise Dupré à l’exemple des relations mère-fille". Masterarbeit, Universität Innsbruck. Honored by the "Prix d’Exellence du Gouvernement du Québec" 2016/2017


  1. "Dupré, Louise" (in French). Infocentre littéraire des écrivains.
  2. New, William H, ed. (2002). Dupré, Louise. Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada. p. 323. ISBN 0-8020-0761-9.
  3. "Governor General Literary Awards announced: Joel Thomas Hynes wins top English fiction prize". CBC News, November 1, 2017.
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