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Anne-Marie Alonzo fonds. - 1966-1994. - 8 m of textual record.

Biographical Sketch

Author, editor and journalist Anne-Marie Alonzo was born in Alexandria, Egypt, in 1951 and has lived in Quebec since she was 12 years old. She obtained a Ph.D. in French studies from the Université de Montréal in 1986. In addition to contributing to the periodicals La Nouvelle Barre du jour, Possibles, Des Femmes en mouvement and Spirale, her publications include Geste (1979), Blanc de thé (1983), Une Lettre rouge, orange et ocre (1984), French Conversation (1986), Bleus de mine (1985), Nous en reparlerons sans doute (1986), Écoute, Sultane (1987), Seul le désir (1987) and Galia qu'elle nommait amour : un conte (1992). She founded the Auto/Graphe theatre company (with Myrianne Pavlovic and Mona Latif-Ghattas) in 1981, the poetry and literary journals Estuaire and Trois (with Richard Boutin and Alain Laframboise) in 1985-86, and A.M.A., a talking books firm of which she is the director. Her collection, Bleus de mine, won the Prix Émile-Nelligan in 1985 (an award for young poets), and was also shortlisted for the Governor General's Literary Award. Her novel Galia qu'elle nommait amour won the Grand prix d'excellence artistique de Laval in 1992. She was awarded the Ville de Laval medal in 1997, made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1996 and received a bronze medal from the Société Arts-Sciences-Lettres de Paris in April 1997.

Scope and Content

The Anne-Marie Alonzo fonds contains typescripts and drafts of poems and other published or unpublished texts covering the period from 1966 to 1994; business or personal correspondence with Jovette Marchessault, Mary Meigs, Marie-Claire Blais, Rina Lasnier and Alice Parizeau, among others; and press clippings.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from the author in a number of accessions between 1986 and 1995. [1986-07, 1987-11, 1993-04, 1994-02, 1995-01]

Language: material in the fonds is in French.

Restrictions: some restrictions on consultation.

Finding Aid: preliminary inventory available for some accessions.

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