Georges-Hebert Germain, journalist and author, Died at 71


Georges-Hébert Germain was born on August 20, 1944, in Les Écureuils, Portneuf County, Québec, and died on November 13, 2015, in Montréal.

He was an author, scriptwriter, critic and columnist.

Georges attended the University of Trois-Rivières, where he took interest in arts and geography.

He began a career as a journalist with the newspaper La Presse that would prove most promising and prolific to him at the time.

Germain wrote magazine articles for Canadian Geographic and l’Actualité in the 1970s.

He also wrote many television scripts, specifically for Radio-Canada, Télé-Québec and Télé-Métropole now called TVA and the NATIONAL FILM BOARD.

The Canadian Magazine Foundation awarded him the Grand prix d’excellence for his contributions to various national magazines two different times.

Georges won the Judith-Jasmin Prize for a report on New York City in 1985 and an Air Canada awarded him for a report on Japan in 1987.

He was an outstanding columnist and a very much-in-demand critic, he appeared on several public forums.

Around the 1980s, Georges-Hébert Germain at on point wrote biographies of public figures.

Georges wrote biographies included those of celebrated singer Céline Dion, Céline (1997); of René Angélil, her no-less-famous husband, René Angelil: le maître du jeu (2009); of the singer’s mother, Thérèse Dion: la vie est un beau voyage (2006); and finally, of the famous bank robber Monica la Mitraille, Souvenirs de Monica (1997).

Germain also wrote many articles about archaeology and geography.

He received the prix Jules-Fournier from the Conseil de la langue française in 1995.

Georges-Hébert Germain passed away on November 13, 2015.