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Stephanie Pelletier won Governor General 2013 award for French Fiction

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Stephanie Pelletier is this year's winner of Governor General award for French Fiction for her collection of short stories  Quand les guêpes se taisentShe  was born in Sept-Îles and  grew up in Métis-sur-Mer, Quebec.  After studying literature at the Université du Québec à Montréal, she was co-owner and chef of an inn, artistic director of Exil, director of the college theatre company Maski-Rit, host of the Cabaret des auteurs, and a slammer and blogger. Stephanie is currently working on her first novel and her first spoken word performance.  Her short stories “feature characters who are in love with life”. (

Marc Seguin, an artist and writer,  was one of the finalists in the same category with his novel Hollywood.