Thursday, June 14, 2018

#CatThursday - #Authors and #Cats (73) Yves Beauchemin

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The second Cat Thursday of each month is Authors and Cats Thursday. Each time I will feature an author with their cat(s), pictured with a cat(s), or guest posts by cat loving authors who also (sometimes) write about cats.

You might notice something different this week. No more linky (also a new authors and cats button!). Since I'm now down to one participant (thank you so much for linking up every week, Pam), I'm going to forego the linky until/if participation picks up again. So, for those who do want to leave a link, please leave it along with your comment. Thank you! 

This month's author, Yves Beauchemin (born 26 June 1941) is a Quebec novelist.

Born in Rouyn-Noranda, Quebec, Beauchemin received his degree in French literature and art history at the Université de Montréal in 1965. He taught literature at the Collège Garneau and Université Laval. Beauchemin was working as an editor in a Montreal publishing firm when he began contributing essays and stories to magazines and newspapers. In 1969 he accepted a position as a researcher at Radio-Québec.

Beauchemin's first novel, L'enfirouapé (1974), won the Prix France-Québec. His second novel, Le matou (1981, translated as The Alley Cat - 1986), became the all-time best-selling novel in French Quebec literature and has been translated into seventeen languages. Beauchemin won the Prix Jean Giono for his third novel, Juliette Pormerleau (1989).

In his fiction Beauchemin is a detached but caring observer of the contemporary world around him. The panoramic canvases of his novels capture the teeming life of the streets, reflecting their author's appreciation of such great nineteenth-century writers as Balzac, Dickens, Dostoevsky and Gogol.

He resides in Longueuil, Quebec. (from Wikipedia)

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  1. I thought that I was just the first, I didn't realize that I was the only one!

    1. Mostly! Just you and Heather over the past couple of months for sure. :)

  2. I've been sick but I do try to at least comment every week! I will do better because I love Cat Thursdays! Sorry, Michelle. Hugs! My blogging has been very sporadic the last few weeks with some personal stuff and school getting out for my boy. I have goals and plans so I'm hoping next week I'm back on this.

    1. No worries, Heather! I didn't mean to make anyone feel bad. It just doesn't seem feasible to take the extra step with the linky with only one or two participants. I appreciate you too. I hope you know that. Hugs.

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