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Robert Lalonde fonds. - 1971-1991. - 72 cm of textual record and other material.

Biographical Sketch

Actor, playwright and novelist Robert Lalonde was born in Oka (Deux-Montagnes, Quebec) in 1947. He obtained his B.A. from the Séminaire de Sainte-Thérèse, then studied for three years at the Conservatoire national d'art dramatique de Montréal, where he won first prize for performance in 1971. In addition to acting, Robert Lalonde taught performing arts at Saint-Jérôme and Longueil colleges from 1973 to 1975, and wrote scripts for Radio-Canada, songs, plays, including Je t'aime, mais c'est pas grave and an adaptation of Chekhov's Three Sisters, novels and poetry. He was awarded the Prix Robert-Cliche in 1981 for his first novel, La Belle Épouvante. In 1982, he also won the Prix Jean-Macé in France for Le Dernier Été des Indiens, the Prix Paris-Québec in 1985 for his novel Une Belle Journée d'avance and the Grand Prix de la Ville de Montréal, in 1988, for Le Fou du père. More recently, his novel Le Petit Aigle à tête blanche won two awards: the Governor General's Literary Award in 1994, and the Prix Québec-France in 1995. His first collection of short fiction Où vont les sizerins flammés en été? was published in 1996.

Scope and Content

The fonds demonstrates Robert Lalonde's creativity and versatility in a range of genres: novels, plays and poetry. The fonds includes manuscripts, drafts, notes related to his works, correspondence and a few photographs.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from the author in 1992. [1992-23]

Language: material in the fonds is in French.

Restrictions: none.

Finding Aid: finding aid available.

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