Jovette Marchessault Born in Montreal, Quebec, Jovette Marchessault is a novelist, a playwright and a sculptor. She is the winner of the Prix France-Quebec, the Grand Prix Litteraire Journal de Montreal, the Grand Prix Litteraire de la ville de Sherbrooke and the Governor General's Award. Like a Child of the Earth (1988), The Magnificent Voyage of Emily Carr (1992), Mother of the Grass (1989), Saga of the Wet Hens (1983) and White Pebbles in the Dark Forests (1990) are available in English translation from Talonbooks.
"Has enlarged the dimensions of the autobiographical novel by introducing elements of myth and visionary experience." -- Gloria Orenstein