2024 - Karianne Trudeau Beaunoyer

Foreign authors
08/01/2024 - 04/03/2024
Karianne Trudeau Beaunoyer Le Quartanier Justine Latour

Karianne Trudeau Beaunoyer is a Quebec writer born in 1991 in Montreal, where she writes and teaches.

Her publications include the award-winning book Je suis l'ennemie (Le Quartanier, 2020), a poetic autofiction inspired by the way childhood sometimes distorts and reinvents reality, revealing its secrets and taboos through an unconventional vision. She earned a doctorate in literature from the Université de Montréal with a treatise on the literary practice of self-portraiture, entitled La lumière produit du noir.

During her writing residency at Passa Porta, Karianne is working on Perdre la tête, an essay in which she mixes urban legends and personal stories to explore the ambiguous attitudes of people escaping from their socio-economic class. The legend of the Brussels 'Milkmaid', a statue in Rue au Beurre / Boterstraat, encyclopaedic facts about the cryptology of Abraham and Torok, as well as court cases against spiritualists accused of fraud and the philosophy of the Gaga movement intersect with personal anecdotes, literary examples and sociological studies. With Perdre la tête, the author continues to reflect on the social hierarchies that determine the value and dignity assigned to some lives and denied to others.

This residency was made possible thanks to an agreement between the Fédération Wallonie-Bruxelles and the Conseil des Arts et des Lettres du Québec.

See also her personal website.