There are probably thousands of writers from Canada that made their mark throughout the globe. But there are only a few from Montreal. Not many people know it but there are a lot of aspiring and truly impressive writers, mostly literary artists, from Montreal.
So, if you want to be inspired, here is a list of famous writers from the largest city in the Quebec province.
Born in 1942, Tremblay is known for the plays he wrote that gave him several awards throughout his career as a writer for different disciplines. Tremblay is mostly known for the plays he wrote including “Le Train” that resulted in him winning the prestigious Radio-Canada Young Authors’ competition back in 1964.
His second play, “Les Belles-Soeurs,” published back in 1968 made him one of the most influential literary artists in the second half of the 20th century in the province of Quebec. The stories he wrote prove to be timeless as he tackled the many struggles of people in different spectrums like gender equality, poverty, and more.
If you are talking about the greatest poets from Quebec, then the name Emile Nelligan is sure to come up. He inspired millions of aspiring literary writers, mostly poets to pursue their passion. Some of his greatest works include “Automne,” “Paysage Fauve,” “Le vaisseau d’Or,” and “La romance du Vin.”
Nelligan is mostly referred to as the greatest revolutionary contemporary of his time not only in Quebec but in all of Canada. Reading through his literary pieces, you can see just how deep he dwells in the different realms of conflict and struggle whether connected to war, inequality, or violence.
When we say there is nobody like Emile Nelligan, we truly mean it and we are confident that thousands or millions of people familiar with his work agree.
An emerging writer surely to be known as one of the greatest, O’Neill is surely on the top of her game. O’Neill is already famous in many countries and is still making great progress to make a bigger and more impactful mark to reality today.
Her debut novel “Lullabies for Little Criminals” is one of her greatest if not the greatest work ever.