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Antonine Maillet

She received both her BA and MA from the Université de Moncton, and received her PhD in literature from the Université Laval in 1970.  She released her first novel, Pointe-aux-Coques, in 1958, and since then has been awarded numerous times for her writing, most notably becoming the first non-European to win the Prix Goncourt.  She has also been made a Companion of the Order of Canada and an Officier des Arts et des Lettres de France, and she was inducted into the Order of New Brunswick in 2005.

Maillet published Madame Perfecta in 2002 and is currently a member of the Queen’s Privy Council for Canada.