Arlette Cousture

1995 Cultural Cultural

Arlette Cousture practiced a number of professions before devoting her time to writing. Her story-telling talents have won over huge audiences both at home and abroad.

Her talent for fiction, her gift for creating likeable characters and her honed sense of rhythm infused Les Filles de Caleb (a million and a half copies sold in the French-speaking world) and Ces enfants d'ailleurs, two works later adapted for television. At the beginning of 2012, she published Petals’ Pub, set in late 19th century Montréal. In all of her books, Ms. Cousture comments on the importance of women in the history of Québec. One of her current causes is young people with intellectual disabilities.

Arlette Cousture was named a Knight of the Ordre national du Québec in 2012.

Source: Ordre national du Québec