Fanny Britt

Last updated: February 5, 2024

Fanny Britt is a writer and translator. She is the author of more than a dozen of plays, notably Hurlevents, Lysis (with Alexia Bürger), Couche avec moi, Chaque jour and Bienveillance (Prize winner of the Governor’s General Award in 2013). Her plays have been performed on numerous stages in Quebec and elsewhere, namely at La Licorne, l’ESPACE GO, l’Espace libre and the Centre du Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui. Readings of Bienveillance have also been performed in Germany and in the United-States. Her most recent play, Toutes choses, was presented in april 2022 on the Quat’Sous stage, under the direction of her great accomplice, Alexia Bürger. 

She also works in literature. Her first novel, Les maisons, released in autumn 2015, was finalist for the France-Québec prize as well as the Collégiens prize. Her most recent novel, Faire les sucres (2020), won the Governor’s General Award in 2021. She also published two essays at Atelier 10, Les tranchées – Maternité, ambiguïté, féminisme (2013) and Les retranchées – Échecs et ravissement de la famille, en milieu de course (2019), in addition to having translated and adapted more than thirty plays and novels, including works by Martin McDonagh, Annabel Soutar, Sarah Ruhl, Neil Labute, Grace O'Connell and Lisa Moore. She also translated several plays by the British author Dennis Kelly, following a first meeting with him during a translation residency at CEAD (Après la fin, Orphelins, Amour/Argent, ADN, Les filles et les garçons). 

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