The 2011-2012 Writers:


The Department of English and the Département de langue et littérature françaises are thrilled to announce the two novelists selected as the inaugural Mordecai Richler Writers-in-Residence.

Kathleen Winter's story collection, boYs, won the Metcalf-Rooke award and the 2008 Winterset Award. Her 2010 Canadian best-selling novel Annabel was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize, the Governor General's Award for Fiction, the Rogers Writers' Trust Award, and the Orange Prize. The book has been translated into several languages. Ms. Winter will begin her residency at McGill for the 2012 winter term.

Novelist and journalist Louis Hamelin carved a unique and important voice in Quebec and Canadian literature in 1989 with his Governor General’s award-winning first novel, La Rage. He has since written eight books, including La Constellation du Lynx, the 2011 winner of the Prix des libraires du Québec. Mr. Hamelin is also a regular writer for Le Devoir and collaborator on numerous literary journals and reviews. Mr. Hamelin earned his undergraduate degree from McGill University in science and agriculture and a Masters degree in Literature from UQAM. Mr. Hamelin will begin his residency at McGill in September.