Lise Gauvin (born October 9, 1940) is a Canadian writer and literary critic from Quebec.

She was born in Quebec City and pursued literary studies at Université Laval and the University of Vienna. She went on to earn a doctorate from the Paris-Sorbonne University in 1967. In 1969, she began teaching in the French studies department at the Université de Montréal; in 1998, she became department director. She was director for the review Études françaises [fr] from 1994 to 2000. She also contributed to various publications including Le Devoir.[1]

In 1984, she was elected president of the Association des éditeurs de périodiques culturels québécois. In 1993, she was elected to the Ordre des francophones d'Amérique [fr] for her contributions to French language literature. In 2000, she became a member of the Académie des lettres du Québec and the Royal Society of Canada. In 2005, she was named a Chevalier in the French Ordre des Palmes Académiques.[1] Gauvin was awarded the Prix Acfas André-Laurendeau [fr] in 2007 for her work.[2] In 2015, she was named an Officer in the National Order of Quebec.[3]

Selected works[1]Edit

  • Fugitives short stories (1991), received the Prix des Arcades of Bologna
  • L'écrivain francophone à la croisée des langues (1997), received the Prix littéraire France-Québec [fr]
  • Langagement - l'écrivain et la langue au Québec (2000)
  • Fabrique de la langue (2004)


  1. ^ a b c "Gauvin, Lise" (in French). Infocentre littéraire des écrivains.
  2. ^ "Prix André-Laurendeau - " Que signifie être écrivain québécois ? "". Le Devoir (in French). October 13, 2007.
  3. ^ "Lise Gauvin". Ordre national du Québec (in French).