| Bernard Préfontaine
Author

Larry Tremblay

A globe-trotting artist

The author and his works have travelled widely. After completing his master’s degree, Larry Tremblay flew to India to learn Kathakali, an ancient form of dance theatre. Once back home, he excelled as an actor and director, and especially as an author. His monologue Dragonfly of Chicoutimi (1996) is one of the classics of the repertoire; later, while teaching at UQAM, he turned his pen to fiction. His award-winning novel L’orangeraie is a distillate of Tremblay’s obsessions: identity, the double, boundaries and borders. Before becoming the central character in Même pas vrai, the graphic novel that inspired Marco bleu, the mischievous boy had long occupied Tremblay’s thoughts, until one day he told him, “Okay, Marco, I’m going to write about you.”

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