Gilbert La Rocque (29 April, 1943 – 26 November, 1984) was an award-winning Canadian writer.
Fun Facts about Gilbert La Rocque:
- Gilbert La Rocque was born in Montreal, but is generally thought of as being from Quebec.
- Before the publication of his first novel, Le Nombril, in 1970, Mr. La Rocque worked as a bank teller and clerk in the city hall of Montréal-Nord.
- La Rocque’s poetry was rejected for publication. However, his biography, plays, and novels were acclaimed.
- Part of his writing career was spent as the editorial director of Éditions l’Homme, Éditions de l’Aurore and Éditions Québec-Amérique, Canadian publishing houses.
- Les Masques, a novel published in 1980, won the Prix Suisse-Canada in 1981.
- The novel was also finalist for the Governor General’s Award for French-language fiction at the 1980 Governor General’s Awards.
- He was fascinated by worlds in decay and the decadence of western culture.
- In 1984, Gilber La Rocque succumbed to brain cancer.
- After his death, letters between him and writer Gérard Bessette were published (1994).
- Gérard Bessette was a French Canadian educate and writer.
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