born in Montréal. Founder of the review Arcade, she has
published some twenty works of poetry and artist’s books in Quebec
and elsewhere, including La montagne sacrée (1998 poetry
prize of the Société des écrivains canadiens) and Tomber
du jour and Le corps en tête, for which she won the Prix international
de poésie Tristan-Tzara 2000-2001. Paris
Quebec, a work she edited collecting Quebec poets writing about
Paris, was published by Ekstasis Editions in 2004.
little known to English readers, André
Carpentier is Quebec's master 'raconteur,' a spinner of yarns in the
tradtion on H.P. Lovecraft and Edgar Allen Poe. One of the most remarkable
writers of short fiction in Quebec, his Gothic tales have been collected
in the Ekstasis Editions titles Bread of the Birds and Rue
recognized as an outstanding author for Quebec's young readers. She has
won several prestigious awards for her Young Adult fiction. She holds a
Doctorate in Literature and also writes for L'actualité.
Although Maina (Ekstasis Editions, 2001) began as young adult fiction,
this novel became the author's debut as a writer of fiction for adults,
and was enormously successful in gaining her a wider audience in Quebec
an actor and playwright in addition to being a successful novelist. His
many novels have won several major awards, including the Governor General's
Award for Sept lacs plus au nord (Seuil, 1993). His Ekstasis Editions titles
include The Devil Incarnate, The Ogre of Grand Remous, One Beautiful
Day to Come and The Whole Wide World. He is among the most
important Quebecois nevelists of his generation, and enjoys an international
Port-au-Prince, Haiti, in 1940, Émile
Ollivier lived in Montreal for over thirty years after being forced
into exile for his opposition to Duvalier's regime. Ollivier's La Discorde
aux cent voix won the 1987 literary prize of the Journal de Montreal
and l'Hexagone won the Grand Prix Litteraire de Montreal in 1991.Ekstasis
Editions published his novel Passages
in 2003. In 2000, Ollivier was elected a member of the Academy of Arts and
Letters of France and Quebec. He died in 2002.
was born in Vietnam where she spent the first years of her childhood. After
having lived in France, she came to Canada in 1982. Woman
Arborescent, published in 2005, is her fourth book. She lives in
Saint-Jean de Terre-Neuve, Newfoundland. Ekstasis Editions published In
Long Secret Rivers in 2010.
native Hélène Rioux
is the author of five novels, popular in both France and Quebec. Ekstasis
Editions published Room With
Bath in 2006, She divides her time between Quebec and Spain.
poet and novelist Yolande Villemaire
has published widely in various genres.A novel, Midnight
Tides of Amsterdam, was published by Ekstasis Editions in 2004.
Poets and Centaurs
followed in 2006, Little Red
Berries in 2007 and India, India
in 2009. Villemaire lives in Montreal, but has made extended visits to locations
throughout the globe.