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