Gabrielle Roy

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Birthday
22, 1909
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Jul 13, 1983 (74)
Birth Sign
Aries
Birthday
22, 1909
Birthplace
Canada
Death Date
Jul 13, 1983 (74)

About

A French-Canadian novelist and children's author, she is known for works such as Children of My Heart, Street Riches, and The Fragile Lights of Earth. Her novel, The Tin Flute (French title: Bonheur d'occasion), won the Governor General's Award for Fiction.

Before Fame

She worked as a sketch artist in her early adulthood years. She published her debut novel, Bonheur d'occasion, in 1945.

Trivia

Her 1954 novel, Alexandre Chenevert, is regarded as one of the most important Canadian works of psychological realism.

Family Life

She was born in Manitoba, Canada and later moved to Quebec. She married Marcel Carbotte, a gynecologist, in 1947.

Associated With

She was an influential Canadian author, as was Jane Jacobs .

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