Anne-Marie Alonzo

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Anne-Marie Alonzo : biography

December 13, 1951 – June 11, 2005

Anne-Marie Alonzo, (December 13, 1951 – June 11, 2005) was a Canadian playwright, poet, novelist, critic and publisher.

Born in Alexandria, Egypt, she immigrated to Quebec when she was twelve. In 1966 she was the victim of a car accident which left her quadriplegic and using a wheelchair.

She received a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976, a Master of Arts degree in 1978, and a Ph.D. in French studies in 1986 from the Université de Montréal.

The author of 20 books, her poetry collection, Bleus de mine, was nominated for the 1985 Governor General’s Awards. She co-founded Trois magazine and in 1989 launched the Festival littéraire de Trois.

In 1996, she was made a Member of the Order of Canada.