Traduction – Site Web de Marie Laberge – Année 1997
A year of writing
March-April – I write a screenplay for a film… that went nowhere…
April-May-June – Extensive research for my trilogy.
And, in early September, a self-imposed exile to write.
When I move into my temporary digs, I get help from my friend Jean-Luc. He’s the one who took this photo of me at my writing desk (!!) during the winter of 96 – I was writing a letter, as my manuscript had already been completed –
Seeing how cozy my set-up was, he built this table for me, and I’ve kept it ever since.
Writing Gabrielle, when the grass was still green.!.
The cast of characters takes shape
I would add a post-it note for every new character in the story.
Late November-early December, once the manuscript for Gabrielle had been completed.
(I always take a picture when I’m done…)
I go back to Montreal for a book fair, where I receive La Presse’s People’s Choice Award for Annabelle
In May, Annabelle had also won the Prix des librairies.
In December, the Compagnie Jean-Duceppe brings C’était avant la guerre à l’Anse-à-Gilles back to the stage. The night of its premiere, I receive the Ludger-Duvernay Lifetime Achievement Award handed by the Société St-Jean-Baptiste.
Also: in May, my mother turns 80
and in November, my dear aunt Jacqueline Michel-Laberge passed away.