The daughter of a Greek father who grew up in Algeria and a French mother, she was born in Chicago and grew up in Anjou, Montréal-Nord, St. Leonard, in France and in the United States. She settled in Montreal in 1979. From 1993 to 2003, she taught at Concordia University. In 2003, she joined the department of French language literature at the Université de Montréal.
- Deuils cannibales et mélancoliques, novel (2000)
- Ça va aller, novel (2002)
- Fleurs de crachat, novel (2005), translated into English by Nathanaël as Flowers of Spit (2011) which was shortlisted for a ReLit Award
- Condamner à mort. Le meurtre et la loi à l'écran, essay (2005), received the Prix Victor-Barbeau and was shortlisted for a Governor General's Award for Literary Merit in 2006
- Le ciel de Bay City, novel (2008), received the Grand prix du livre de Montréal, the Prix des libraires du Québec and the Prix littéraire des collégiens
- Omaha Beach, play (2008), shortlisted for a Governor General's Award for Literary Merit in 2008
- Les derniers jours de Smokey Nelson, novel (2011), shortlisted for the Governor General's Award for French-language fiction
- "Catherine Mavrikakis" (in French). Éditions Héliotrope. Archived from the original on 2017-01-08. Retrieved 2016-02-20.
- "La professeure Catherine Mavrikakis lauréate du Grand Prix du livre de Montréal 2008" (in French). Université de Montréal.[permanent dead link]
- "More NFB productions and co-productions featured at RIDM 2015". Government of Canada. November 4, 2015.
- Wissot, Lauren (31 January 2016). "Experience Designing a Surrealist Museum: Loïc Suty on The Unknown Photographer". Filmmaker. Retrieved 17 February 2016.
- "The ReLit Awards/ Ideas, Not Money".
- "Condamner à mort" (in French). Les Presses de l'Université de Montréal.
- "Le ciel de Bay City" (in French). Éditions Héliotrope.
- "Governor General's Literary Award Short List for Drama, Rawi Hage's Cockroach for Fiction". Montreal Gazette. October 2, 2008.
- "Read ggreat books: Canada Council for the Arts announces the 2012 Governor General's Literary Award finalists". Canada Council for the Arts. October 2, 2012.
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