Perrine Leblanc was born in Montreal. Her first novel (published under
the title L'homme blanc in Quebec and Koliain 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).
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.