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Nicole Brossard has published more than thirty books of poetry, fiction, and essays since 1965. She has won numerous awards including the Governor General’s Literary Award for French-language poetry, the Trois-Rivières International Poetry Festival Grand Prix Québecor, the Prix Athanase-David, and the first Violet Prize awarded by the Blue Metropolis Festival. Brossard is an officer of the Order of Canada, chevalière of the National Order of Quebec, and a member of l’Académie des lettres du Québec. She lives in Montreal. 

Award History

2009 Finalist

Atwood Gibson Writers’ Trust Fiction Prize
for Fences in Breathing

Program History

2022 Selector

Rising Stars


Works recognized by WT