Photo credit: Charles Olivier Michaud

Marie Hélène Poitras

Photo credit: Charles Olivier Michaud

Marie Hélène Poitras

Marie Hélène Poitras was born in Ottawa and lives in Montreal. She received the Prix Anne-Hébert for her first novel, Soudain le Minotaure (2002, reissued by Alto in 2022; Suddenly the Minotaur, DC Books, 2006). Her short story collection La mort de Mignonne et autres histoires (Alto, 2017) was a finalist for the Prix des libraires du Québec. While Griffintown (Prix France-Québec and finalist for the Prix Ringuet) was inspired by her experience as a carriage driver in Old Montreal.

Marie Hélène Poitras is published by Coach House Books

Photo credit: Charles Olivier Michaud

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Sing, Nightingale by Marie Hélène Poitras, 2023

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