A Woman of Her Time: Memories of My Mother
In this memoir, the distinguished feminist author and poet Louise Dupré conjures up the tragedies and joys of her mother’s life--and does so not only in the personal context of the family but as a woman of her time in the dramatically changing backdrop of Quebec before, during, and after the heady days of the Quiet Revolution. A compelling read that will expand your understanding of the complexity of Quebec society over the past century, as well as your appreciation of the great, wise, and compassionate Louise Dupré.
Louise Dupré has published twenty books, including Plus haut que les flammes and La main hantée which both won the Governor General’s Award for poetry. Her play Tout comme elle was produced in French in Montreal and in English in Toronto at the 2011 Luminato Festival. Many of her books have been translated in English and other languages. Louise Dupré is member of the Academy of Letters of Quebec and of the Royal Society of Canada. In December 2014, she was appointed to the Order of Canada for her contributions to Quebec literature as a poet, novelist, playwright, essayist and professor. She lives in Montreal.
Winner of both the Canada Council Translation Prize and the John Glassco Translation Prize, Liedewy Hawke has been nominated four times for the Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation and is a recent winner of the White Pine Non-Fiction Award. One of her translations was featured on the BBC Radio 2 Book Club, and she has also translated works by prominent Dutch and Flemish authors as well as three previous works by Louise Dupré. She lives in Toronto.