Categories: Male Authors - Francophone Authors - Novelists - North
Originally from the Gaspé Peninsula, André Ouellon moved to New Brunswick at a very young age. Following studies in Montreal, he came back to Campbellton, where he worked for many years in real estate and construction. A late bloomer, it wasn't until he approached the “age of reason” that he finally made the decision to dedicate himself to the pleasure of writing. About a thousand pages later…
Shopping in Hartog, novel, in 1993 (unpublished), Le vol de l'albatros : incursion en les méandres de l’amour, novel, in 2000, Miguel Massarui : de la dualité de l’être, novel, in 2003, and… 1427, rue Cathart: au lendemain de l’innocence, short stories, in 2013. The three books were published by the Grande Marée publishing house.
What is your favourite New Brunswick book, and why?
Pélagie-la-Charrette, by Antonine Maillet, is definitely the New Brunswick book that best met my expectations, both in terms of the historic content and the quality of the writing.
Another personal favorite has to be L’intimité by Emma Haché. That such intense plotting and characters with such rich interior lives can be evoked so succinctly demonstrates a tremendous mastery of thought and prose. Bravo!
What do you consider to be the highlight of your career so far?
The highlight of my career is yet to come… some day, very soon. Tempus fugit!
1427, rue Cathart