Gisèle Villeneuve

Gisèle Villeneuve

Gisèle Villeneuve is a Calgary-based bilingual writer working in multiple genres. Educated dans sa langue maternelle à Montréal, she honed her other tongue, English, while living in London, England. As a novelist, short story writer, poet, and translator, she delights alternating freely between French and English. Her novel, Visiting Elizabeth, is to date her most complex hybrid of Canada’s two official languages and cultures. Her more recent publications include Rising Abruptly, stories in English that are a distillation of her mountain experiences; nue et crue lettre au poète disparu, a writer’s notebook in French, in which poetry, prose, fiction and non-fiction share the page; and Outsiders, a collection of stories in French. Gisèle has also worked as editor, radio journalist and documentarian, scriptwriter, TV researcher, magazine writer and playwright. She has travelled five continents. When not at her desk, she can be found roaming the Rockies.

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