The Goodwin Agency announced Tuesday evening that Quebec novelist Mary-Claire Place has died at the age of 82.
“It is with deep sadness that I learn of the passing of Mary-Claire Place in Key West today, November 30, where she built her home for many years. We are wholeheartedly with her family and many of her friends, colleagues and fans, ”the company representing Mary-Claire Place pointed out on its Facebook page.
He is best known for compiling dozens of novels, but also for writing poetry, plays and essays since the publication of his first novel. A season in Emmanuel’s life, In 1965.
The work was immediately successful at Francophony in Quebec and France, and went on to receive the Medici Prize.
Until recently, mMe Blaze won the Grand Prix du livere de Montreal for his novel An encounter at sea, In 2018. He has amassed numerous honors, including the Governor-General of Canada Awards and the Fellowship of Ordre des arts et des Lettres du Québec.
Les Éditions du Boréal, which publishes most of Mary-Claire Place’s works, paid tribute to the great writer.
“Marie-Claire Blais made a deep mark in Quebec and Canadian literature, but rose to become one of the foremost francophone writers of her generation. […] It leaves a rich and abundant work, mainly composed of novels, but refers to many genres, such as drama pieces, radio, poetry, essays, characterized by its systematic boldness and a very specific focus on marginalized, degraded, rejected creatures, ”the publication said.