Monique LaRue

Monique LaRue (born April 3, 1948) is a Quebec writer.[1]

The daughter of Therese Cloutier and Jean-Paul LaRue,[2] she was born in Longueuil and was educated in Montreal at the Collège Jésus-Marie, the Collège Marie-de-France and the Université de Montréal, and at the École des hautes études in Paris.[1] She has taught literature and French at the Cégep Édouard-Montpetit for more than 30 years. LaRue is a member of the Académie des lettres du Québec. She has sat on juries for various literary prizes, including the Prix Émile-Nelligan, the Prix Athanase-David, the Governor General's Literary Awards and the Grand prix littéraire de la ville de Montréal (serving as chair for three years).[3]

LaRue published her first novel La Cohorte fictive in 1979.[2] She has written literary commentary for Spirale and other publications.[3]

Selected works[3]

  • Les Faux fuyants, novel (1982)
  • Plages, stories (1986)
  • L'Aventure, la mésaventure, stories (1987)
  • Promenades littéraires dans Montréal (1989) with Jean-François Chassay
  • Copies conformes, novel (1990), received the Grand prix du livre de Montréal
  • La démarche du crabe, novel (1996), received the Prix du Journal de Montréal
  • La gloire de Cassiodore, novel (2002), received the Governor General's Award for French-language fiction
  • De fil en aiguille, collected essays (2006)
  • L’œil de Marquise, novel (2009), received the Prix Jacques-Cartier du roman de langue française[4]


  1. "La Rue, Monique". The Canadian Encyclopedia.
  2. New, William H, ed. (2002). LaRue, Monique. Encyclopedia of Literature in Canada. p. 631. ISBN 0-8020-0761-9.
  3. "LaRue, Monique" (in French). Infocentre littéraire des écrivains.
  4. "Monique LaRue reçoit le premier prix Jacques-Cartier du roman de langue française". Le Devoir. December 10, 2009.

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