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GIROUX, ANDRÉ, 1916-1977

André Giroux fonds. - 1938-1972. - 2 m of textual record.

Biographical Sketch

André Giroux, who was born in Quebec City, Quebec in 1916, was passionate about literature from a young age, but the premature death of his parents interrupted his studies and delayed his dream of writing. In 1936, he began work in Quebec's Department of the Provincial Secretary, and pursued a public service career, as well as, his writing career. He published two novels, Au-delà des visages (1948) and Le Gouffre a toujours soif (1953), and a collection of short fiction, Malgré tout, la joie (1959). Giroux was involved in the radio program Trois de Québec (1950-1952) and wrote the weekly television series 14, rue de Galais (1954-57). He was killed in an automobile collision in 1977. The honours and distinctions which he earned in his lifetime included an appointment to the Royal Society of Canada, the Prix Montyon from the Académie française (1949) and the Governor General's Literary Award (1960).

Scope and Content

The André Giroux fonds contains typescripts of novels and television series, as well as unpublished radio and television scripts, speech texts, newspaper articles and correspondence.

Immediate Source of Acquisition: acquired from Ms. Rachel Giroux in 1983 and François Hébert in 1999. [1983-02, 1999-05]

Language: material in the fonds is in French.

Restrictions: correspondence with his wife is restricted.

Finding Aid: finding aid available.

Associated Material: the André Giroux fonds in the Archives nationales du Québec (Centre d'archives de Québec et Chaudière-Appalaches) (P499).

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