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Marguerite Andersen

Marguerite Andersen

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Born in Germany, Marguerite Andersen started learning French when she was four and has lived her adulthood in that language. She studied at the Sorbonne, the Free University of Berlin and has a Ph.D. from the Université de Montreal. To feed her three children, she has taught at all levels, from nursery school to university. She was chair of Languages and Literature at the University of Guelph and held the Nancy Jackman Chair at Mount Saint Vincent University. She has lived in Germany, France, England, Tunisia, Ethiopia, the U.S. and came to Canada in 1958. She has seven grandchildren.

Toronto, ON


Les Crus de l'Esplanade. Sudbury, Ontario: Prise de parole, 1998.
La Soupe. Sudbury, Ontario: Prise de parole Inc.; Montreal: Triptyque, 1995.
L'homme-Papier. Montreal: Éditions du remue-ménage, 1992.
Courts Métrages et Instantanés. Sudbury, Ontario: Prise de parole Inc., 1991.
De mémoire de femme. Montreal: Les Quinze, 1982.


Prix O'Neill-Karch, Théatre la Catapulte, Ottawa for La Fête, 1997.
Grand Prix du Salon du Livre de Toronto for La Soupe
Prix du Journal de Montréal for De mémoire de femme, 1982, 1983.
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Presentation Length:
90 min.
Fiction, Poetry
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