Quebec poet Jacques Brault has died

Quebec poet Jacques Brault is dead


Quebec poet, playwright and essayist Jacques Brault died Thursday at the age of 89, said Éditions du Boréal. 

“C It is with sadness that we learned today of the death of Jacques Brault, born in Montreal in 1933”, announced the publishing house on its Facebook page.

< p>Published in 1985, his novel “Agony” won the Governor General's Literary Award, which he won three times during his career.

The writer had made a name for himself as a poet from 1965 with his first collection “Mémoire”, which won him the Prix Québec-Paris with the study of the work of Alain Grandbois.

Jacques Brault was also named Compagnon de l'Ordre des arts et des letters from Quebec in 2017.