Member Profile

Aimée Laberge

Laberge
Photo: B. Leblanc 2003

Born and bred in la belle province and now a resident of Chicago, AIMÉE LABERGE has worked in the field of broadcast television as an art director in Montreal, Toronto, and London before publishing her first novel, Where the River Narrows (Harper Collins Canada 2003). Les Amants de Mort-Bois, a récit, was published in the fall of 2007 by Québec-Amérique.

A Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference in 2007, thrice Ragdale Foundation alumni and twice Canada Council for the Arts grantee, Aimée Laberge is presently finishing a novel set in the arctic. She spent a month on-board the scientific icebreaker Amundsen near the Beaufort Sea to research her main character, a biologist specialized in sea ice flora.

Ms Laberge lectures and publishes on the subject North and Nordicity at international conferences in circumpolar countries; more recently, she has curated film series about North and Quebec at the Facets Multimedia Centre and the Alliance Française de Chicago.

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c/o Writers' Union of Canada

Publications

Where the River Narrows. Canada: Harper Flamingo, 2003: Holland: Ambo/Anthos, 2003; Spain: Plaza Y Janes, 2004; World French: Quebec-Amerique; Serbia, 2009., 2004.
Le Géant Bleu. Montreal: Edition Ovale, 1979.
Les Amants de Mort-Bois, Quebec-Amerique, Montreal, 2007.
“Starvation Stories and Deprivation Prose: Of the Effects of Hunger on Arctic Explorers Text.” Journal of Northern Studies, University of Umeå. Winter 2008..
Aimée Laberge. “Novelist sees cold reality.” Chicago Sun Times, February 8, 2004.
“The St. Lawrence River.” Time Canada, July 6, 2004.
"Itch From God." CBC Radio Alberta Anthology. 1991..
"Faith Cycles." CBC Radio Alberta Anthology. 1992.

Awards

Ragdale Foundation Fellowship, Lake Forest, Illinois, 2003,2006,2009
Tennessee Williams Scholar, Sewanee Writers Conference, 2007
Canada Council for the Arts Grant, Creative Writing, 2009, 1997

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