Audrée Wilhelmy

(Cap-Rouge, Québec, 1985) is one of the leading French Canadian writers of her generation. After graduating in Literary Creation from the University of Québec, she received her PhD in 2015 in Studies and Practices of the Arts, and a year later she was invited to a creative residency at the Villa Médicis of the Académie de France in Rome. Since then, she has devoted herself to writing.

Her first novel, Oss (2011), already attracted the attention of Canadian critics and was a finalist for the prestigious Governor General’s Award in 2012. Her second novel, The Bloods (2013), published in France by Grasset and adapted twice for the stage, won the 2015 Sade Prize and was a finalist for the Quebec Booksellers’ Prize, the France-Québec Prize and nominated for the Marie-Claire Prize and the Readers’ Prize of the Swiss magazine L’Hebdo. Her novel, Le corps des bêtes (2017), once again delves, with its beautifully organic and uncomplicated prose, into the wildest human drives.