Élise Turcotte


Born
in Sorel, Quebec, Canada
June 26, 1957

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Élise Turcotte is a Canadian writer. She completed her BA and MA in literary studies at the University of Quebec and later received her doctorate at the Université de Sherbrooke.

Her writing has won much praise, and among other things she has won the Grand Prix de Poésie, as well as the 2003 Governor General's Award for her novel La Maison étrangère and the Prix Émile-Nelligan for La voix de Carla in 1987, and for La terre pst idi in 1989. Her novel The Alien House was shortlisted for the 2004 Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation.

Élise Turcotte lives in Montreal, where she has taught at the CEGEP de Vieux-Montréal since 1986.


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Élise Turcotte a obtenu un baccalauréat en arts et une maîtrise en études littéraires à
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Average rating: 3.54 · 410 ratings · 54 reviews · 29 distinct worksSimilar authors
Le bruit des choses vivantes

3.65 avg rating — 78 ratings — published 1991 — 6 editions
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Guyana

3.55 avg rating — 67 ratings — published 2011 — 4 editions
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L'apparition du chevreuil

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Le parfum de la tubéreuse

3.66 avg rating — 58 ratings — published 2015 — 2 editions
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La maison étrangère

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Pourquoi faire une maison a...

3.10 avg rating — 20 ratings — published 2007
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Rose, derrière le rideau de...

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Le lac de singes

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Autobiographie de l'esprit

4.08 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2013 — 4 editions
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Sombre ménagerie

3.08 avg rating — 12 ratings — published 2002 — 2 editions
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“Je vais te parler" n'est pas une phrase facile à entendre. On parle, ou on ne parle pas, c'est comme ça. Si on pense à parler, si on avertit qu'on va parler, c'est qu'existe trop fort ce qu'on ne dira pas.”
Élise Turcotte, Guyana

“Les manières de souffrir:
Il y a la peur. La peur est terrible et le silence qui la noie encore plus.
Il y a la colère, l'enragement quand j'ai cogné ma tête sur le mur de ma chambre.
Il y a parfois la pitié qui me donne les yeux d'une fourmi.
Et puis la tristesse qui est triste et qui dure.”
Élise Turcotte, Guyana

“… I don't know what to say.'
‘That’s okay. Sometimes talking is like singing in a storm.’
‘Like when you’re scared?’
‘Exactly.’
‘Or when you’re sad?’
‘That too. A voice can be reassuring.”
Élise Turcotte, Guyana



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