Fernand Ouellette

Fernand Ouellette is a French Canadian writer. He is a three-time winner of the Governor General's Awards, having won the Governor General's Award for French-language non-fiction at the 1970 Governor General's Awards for Les actes retrouvés, the Governor General's Award for French-language fiction at the 1985 Governor General's Awards for Lucie ou un midi en novembre,[1] and the Governor General's Award for French-language poetry at the 1987 Governor General's Awards for Les Heures.[2]


He was born in Montreal, Quebec on 24 September 1930.[3]

Ouellette's papers are kept at the National Library and Archives of Canada in Ottawa.


  • These angels of blood, Montreal, L'Hexagone, 1955
  • Sequences of the wing, Montreal, L'Hexagone, 1958
  • The sun in death, Montreal, L'Hexagone, 1965; The sun in death (preceded wing Sequences and radiographs), Montreal, Typo 1995
  • In the dark, Montreal, L'Hexagone, 1967
  • Poetry (1953-1971), Montreal, The Hexagon 1972
  • Wanderings, Montreal, Editions Bourguignon, 1975
  • Here, there, light, Montreal, The Hexagon 1977
  • In short, Montreal, Editions Parallel 1979
  • In the night, the sea (1972-1980), Montreal, The Hexagon 1981
  • Awakenings, Obsidian, Montreal, with nine lithographs by Léon Bellefleur, 1982
  • Nella Notte, Il Mare altre poetry, translated from Italian by Antonella Emina Martinetto, Rome, Bulzoni Editore, 1986
  • Clocks, Montreal / Seyssel, Hexagon / Champ Vallon, 1987; Typo 1988; Typo 2007
  • Wells of light, trans. English Barry Callaghan and Ray Ellenwood, Toronto, Exile Editions, 1989
  • Beyond the passage, Montreal, The Hexagon 1997
  • Selection of poems (1955-1997), presenting Georges Leroux, Montreal, coll. "the lily", Fides, 2000
  • The unforgettable, Chronicle I, Montreal, L'Hexagone, 2005
  • The unforgettable, Chronicle II, Montreal, L'Hexagone, 2006
  • The unforgettable, Chronicle III, Montreal, L'Hexagone, 2007
  • The wide presence, Montreal, L'Hexagone, 2008
  • The Steep, Volume I, Montreal, L'Hexagone, 2009
  • The Steep, Volume II, Montreal, L'Hexagone, 2009
  • The Absent, Éditions du passage, illustrated with 34 works on paper by Christian Gardair, Montreal, 2010
  • Wake of the addition (choice of poems 1953-2008), preface by Georges Leroux, Montreal, Typo, 2010
  • At the extreme of the time (2010-2012 poems), Montreal, L'Hexagone, 2013
  • Hours, translated from English by Antonio D'Alfonso, Toronto, Buffalo, Lancaster, coll. "Essential translation", Guernica Editions, 2014.
  • Progress towards the invisible, Montreal, L'Hexagone, 2015
  • You intensely watched Genevieve, Montreal, Les Quinze, 1978; Introducing Joseph Bonenfant, Montreal, Typo 1990
  • The bright death, Montreal, Les Quinze, 1980; Presentation by Pierre Ouellet, Typo 1992
  • Lucie or one afternoon in November, Montreal, Boreal, 1985
  • Edgard Varèse. A Musical Biography. London: Calder and Boyars, 1973


  1. ^ "Atwood wins top fiction award". Toronto Star, June 8, 1986.
  2. ^ "Governor-General's Award for poetry goes to MacEwen". The Globe and Mail, February 11, 1988.
  3. ^ "Fernand Ouellette". The Canadian Encyclopedia. Retrieved 2015-10-08.