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Claire Martin fonds. - 1956-1970. - 2.25 m of textual record.

Biographical Sketch

Claire Martin was born in Quebec City, Quebec in 1914 and educated at the Ursuline convent and by the Dames de la Congrégation. She was first a secretary and later a host at CKCV radio station (Québec) and Radio-Canada (Montreal). In 1945, she married Roland Faucher, moved to Ottawa and became a full-time writer. She published a number of novels including Avec ou sans amour, which won the Prix du Cercle du Livre de France in 1958, Dans un gant de fer, which won the Governor General's Literary Award and the Prix du Concours littéraire du Québec in 1966, La Joue droite (1966) and Moi, je n'étais qu'espoir (1972). She became President of the Société des écrivains canadiens-français in 1962 and a member of the Royal Society of Canada in 1967. After ten years in France, she returned to Quebec in 1982. In 1984, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada.

Scope and Content

The Claire Martin fonds contains typescripts of Dans un gant de fer and La Joue droite, the manuscript and typescript of the translation of Le Harpon du chasseur by Markoosie, correspondence and press clippings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from Claire Martin in 1970 and 1986. [1970-03, 1986-09]

Language: material in the fonds is in French.

Restrictions: a few restrictions governing access.

Finding Aid: preliminary inventory available.

Associated Material: the Claire Martin fonds at the Centre for Research on French-Canadian Culture at the University of Ottawa (P16).

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