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Nelly Arcan

Nelly Arcan was born in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. Her first novel "Putain" (2001); English: "Whore" (2004), drawing on her experience working in the sex trade in Montreal, caused a sensation and enjoyed immediate critical and media success. It was a finalist for both the Prix Medicis and the Prix Femina, two of France's most prestigious literary awards. Three more novels followed, establishing her as a literary star in Quebec and France: "Folle (2004), also nominated for the Prix Femina,...See more