Gabrielle Roy was a Canadian author. Her first novel, Bonheur d’occasion (1945), gave a starkly realistic portrait of the lives of people in Saint-Henri, a working-class neighborhood of Montreal. The novel caused many Quebeckers to take a hard look at themselves, and is regarded as the novel that helped lay the foundation for Quebec’s Quiet Revolution of the 1960s. She is considered by many to be one of the most important Francophone writers in Canadian history and one of the most influential Canadian authors. Read more (Wikipedia)
This stunning portrait of the great writer is a new addition to the online archive and will feature in an upcoming book about Canada’s Governors General. Stay tuned for more on that!