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CanadianBorn Yves THERIAULT

Canadian author

Born on November 27, 1915 in Quebec City, Quebec, Canada , Canada

Died on October 20, 1983 in Joliette, Quebec, Canada

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He was born in Quebec City to Alcide and Aurore (Nadeau) Thériault. On April 21, 1942, he married Germaine Blanchet, with whom he would have two children, Marie-José and Yves-Michel. As a child he dropped out of school at the age of 15, holding many miscellaneous jobs until he became a known writer.

Perhaps his best known work is Agaguk, a story of cultural conflict between Inuit and white men, published in 1958.


In 1975, he was made an Officer of the Order of Canada in recognition for being "one of the most prolific writers and best-known novelists in Canada".

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