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Susan Ouriou


Susan Ouriou was born and raised in Alberta but has worked and studied in Montreal, Paris, Grenoble, Barcelona, and Cuernavaca. Currently, she lives in Calgary with her husband. Her novel Damselfish was short-listed both for the Writers Guild of Alberta Georges Bugnet Fiction Award and for the W.O.Mitchell City of Calgary Best Book Award. Her second novel is under consideration by a publisher and she has begun work on her third novel. Her short stories have appeared in Grain, Alberta Views and this magazine among others as well as on CBC radio. Her short story "Violette Biyclette" won the 2009 Western Canadian Magazines Association Fiction Award. She also translates fiction from Spanish and French. Her translation Pieces of Me won the 2009 Governor General's Award for Literary Translation, while two translations of hers were short-listed for the same award. Over the years, four of her translations have been distinguished with placement on the International Board on Books for Youth (IBBY) Honour List.

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Damselfish. Montreal: XYZ Publishing, 2003.


Fiction Award, Western Canadian Magazines Association for "Violette Biyclette", 2009
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