Anique Poitras, Canadian writer, Died at 55


Anique Poitras was born on May 22, 1961, and died on December 19, 2016.

She was an award-winning writer in Quebec, Canada, whose work was aimed mostly at adolescent readers.

Poitras was born in L’Épiphanie and lived there until the age of 13.

He received a bachelor’s degree in literary studies from the Université du Québec à Montréal.

He published a number of poems in the literary journal Revue des Écrits des Forges; twice, her poetry received honourable mention for the Prix Alphonse-Piché (fr).

Poitras’ first novel La Lumière blanche, the first book in her Sara trilogy, was a finalist for the Prix littéraire Desjardins (fr) award at the Salon international du livre de Québec (fr).

Her books in the Sara trilogy each received a Prix Livromanie in 1993, 1994 and 1998.

There were two-volumes of La Chambre d’Éden, the last book in the trilogy, was a finalist for the Mr. Christie’s Book Awards.

Poitras participated in many book fairs and public readings and also held writing workshops.

Poitras lectured on creative writing at the University of Laval.

Anique Poitras passed away at 55 years old.