Photo credit : Justine Latour
Photo credit : Justine Latour

Perrine Leblanc was born in Montreal. Her first novel (published under the title L'homme blanc in Quebec and Kolia in France) has won the Governor General’s Literary Award for French Fiction, Quebec’s “Canada Reads” competition, and the Grand prix du livre de Montréal; it was also longlisted for Elle magazine’s Grand prix in 2011-2012. Her second novel, Malabourg (The Lake) was shortlisted for the prix Françoise-Sagan (France) and for the Governor General's Literary Award for translation (Lazer Lederhendler).

 

She has published short stories, essays and papers in Québec and in France (Le Devoir, Lettres québécoises, Radio-Canada, Le Monde, Châtelaine, Le Magazine littéraire).

 

Her third novel, which is partly set in Ireland, will soon be published in french under the title Gens du Nord. She is currently working on a graphic novel (Queen Maeve), with the illustrator Geneviève Godbout, and on her fourth novel : Fata Morgana.