Dominique Fortier

Dominique Fortier (born 1972) is a Canadian novelist and translator from Quebec, who won the Governor General's Award for French-language fiction at the 2016 Governor General's Awards for her novel Au péril de la mer.[1]

Dominique Fortier
Born1972
Quebec City, Quebec, Canada
Occupationnovelist, translator
NationalityCanadian
Period2000s-present
Notable worksAu péril de la mer
Notable awardsGovernor General's Award for French-language fiction (2016)

A graduate of McGill University, she published her debut novel Du bon usage des étoiles in 2008. That book was a shortlisted Governor General's Award finalist at the 2009 Governor General's Awards,[2] and its English translation by Sheila Fischman, On the Proper Use of Stars, was a finalist for the Governor General's Award for French to English translation at the 2010 Governor General's Awards. Her second novel Les Larmes de Saint-Laurent was published in 2010, and its English translation by Fischman, Wonder, was a finalist for the translation award at the 2014 Governor General's Awards.

In 2014, Fortier and Nicolas Dickner published Révolutions, a collaborative project for which they each wrote a short piece each day for a year based on a word chosen from the French Republican Calendar.[3]

Fortier is also a three-time nominee for the Governor General's Award for English to French translation, garnering two nominations at the 2006 Governor General's Awards for her translations of Mark Abley's Spoken Here: Travels Among Threatened Languages and David Suzuki and Wayne Grady's Tree: A Life Story,[4] and at the 2012 Governor General's Awards for her translation of Margaret Laurence's The Prophet's Camel Bell.[5]

WorksEdit

  • Du bon usage des étoiles, 2008 (On the Proper Use of Stars, McClelland & Stewart, 2009)
  • Les Larmes de saint Laurent, 2010 (Wonder, McClelland & Stewart, 2014)
  • La porte du ciel, 2011
  • Révolutions, 2014
  • Au péril de la mer, 2015 (The Island of Books, Coach House Books, 2015)
  • Les villes de papier, 2018

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Dominique Fortier reçoit le prix du Gouverneur général". La Presse, October 25, 2016.
  2. ^ "Who's in the running for this year's big awards". Montreal Gazette, November 14, 2009.
  3. ^ "Un mot, un jour". Le Devoir, September 20, 2014.
  4. ^ "Local authors up for Governor General's Awards". Edmonton Journal, October 17, 2006.
  5. ^ "Prix littéraires du Gouverneur général: les finalistes ont été annoncés". Voir, October 3, 2012.