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Order of Canada

Claire Martin, C.C., O.Q.

Full Name Honour Received Residence
Claire Martin, C.C., O.Q. C.C. Québec
Honour Appointment Investiture
Companion of the Order of Canada May 30, 2001 October 17, 2001
Claire Martin is a figure of great importance in Canadian literature, as the respect she has earned among her peers and readers demonstrates. Her writings reflect a profound understanding of the human psyche and speak of the courage of being genuine and honest, sometimes with biting irony. Her profound love of the French language is also apparent in all of her literary works, which continue to move us and enrich our culture. Her latest novel, L'amour impuni, earned the highest praise, and her ensemble of works recently won her the Médaille de l'Académie des lettres du Québec.
This is a promotion within the Order.
Officer of the Order of Canada June 25, 1984 October 3, 1984
Cynicism and humour, hatred and pity, the birth and death of love, these are subjects dear to Claire Martin. Above all is her deep-rooted desire to preserve lucidity of the French language and ensure that it is appreciated. Her work makes her one of the most important writers of her generation in Canada, and her influence is constantly growing.
Updated: 2018-03-26
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