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1933- LMS-0178

Gilles Archambault fonds. - 1964-1993. - 1.2 m of textual record.

Biographical Sketch

Novelist, playwright and essayist Gilles Archambault was born in Montreal, Quebec in 1933. He studied at the Université de Montréal in 1957 and then worked at Radio-Canada producing programs on jazz and literature while pursuing a parallel career in journalism. From 1988 to 1997, he broadcast a column on the program CBF Bonjour. He has contributed to numerous newspapers and periodicals, including La Presse, Le Devoir, L'Actualité and Le Livre d'ici, as well as, contributed to television programs and two feature films. One of his novels, La Fleur aux dents (1971), was made into a National Film Board film. In 1978, he founded les Éditions du Sentier with François Ricard and Jacques Brault. His novels and essays include La Fuite immobile (1974) and Le Voyageur (1981). He was awarded the Prix Athanase-David for the body of his work in 1981 and the Governor General's Literary Award in 1987 for his collection of short fiction L'Obsédante obèse et autres aggressions.

Scope and Content

The Gilles Archambault fonds contains correspondence; business documents; typescripts of novels, notably Un Après-midi de septembre; Les Choses d'un jour texts written for radio and texts of speeches given between 1990 and 1992.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from the author in two accessions, in 1991 and in 1993. [1991-06, 1993-06]

Language: material in the fonds is in French.

Restrictions: none.

Finding Aid: finding aid available for the first accession.

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