698893-gabrielle-roy-sera-egerie-quatriemeGabrielle Roy’s Chronology

Born on March 22 in Saint-Boniface, Manitoba.
Student at St.Joseph’s Academy in Saint-Boniface.
Pedagogical Studies at the Winnipeg Normal School.
First positions as teacher, first in Marchand then in Cardinal.
Grade 1 teacher at the Provencher School in Saint-Boniface (school for boys); is also active with the Cercle Molière.
Summer 1937
Temporary teaching position at WaterHen.
England and France: drama classes; travelling.
Upon her return from Europe, Gabrielle Roy settles in Québec and lives on the revenue she makes from the sales of texts to various Montreal papers. At this time, she begins writing Bonheur d’occasion; she lives primarily in Montreal but is often away to Rawdon and Port-Daniel.
Summer 1945
Bonheur d’occasion is published in Montreal.
The english version of Bonheur d’occasion, The Tin Flute, is selected as the book of the month by the Literary Guild of America; in June, Universal Pictures buys the cinematographic rights; in August, Gabrielle weds Marcel Carbotte; in September she is honored by the Société royale du Canada; in November, Bonheur d’occasion is awarded the Prix Fémina.
At the end of September 1947, Gabrielle Roy and her husband leave for Paris where they will remain for three years; Gabrielle travels to Britain, Switzerland, and England.
La Petite Poule d’Eau is published in Montreal; the following year, this book will be published in Paris, and its English language version, Where Nests the Water Hen, will be published in New York.
Upon returning from France, the couple settles first in Ville Lasalle, then in Quebec where Gabrielle Roy will live for the rest of her life.
Alexandre Chenevert is published in Montreal and Paris; the following year, its English language version, The Cashier, is published.
Rue Deschambault is published in Montreal and Paris; its English language version,Street of Riches, is published in 1956. Gabrielle Roy receives the Gouvernor General of Canada Award.
Gabrielle Roy is awarded the “Prix Duvernay”.
Gabrielle Roy purchases a property at Petite-Rivière-Saint-François where she will henceforth spend her summers.
Travel to Ungava, then to Greece with her husband; La Montagne secrète is published in Montreal in the fall, the following year sees its Parisian publishing and the release of its English language version, The Hidden Mountain.
Winter 1964
Sojourn in Arizona at the time of her sister Anna’s death.
La Route d’Altamont as well as its English language version, The Road Past Altamont, is published.
Summer 1967
A text titled Terre des hommes is published in the Montreal Expo Album; in July, Gabrielle receives the Order of Canada Award.
Honorary Doctorate from Laval University.
in March, Gabrielle travels to St.Boniface to be with her dying sister, Bernadette; in the fall, La Rivière sans repos, and its English language version, Windflower, is published.
Gabrielle receives the “Prix David”.
Cet été qui chantait, for which the English language version, Enchanted Summer won’t be released until 1976, is published.
Un jardin au bout du monde, for which the English language version, Garden in the Wind won’t be released until 1977, is published.
Ma vache Bossie, a children’s book, is published.
Ces enfants de ma vie, which is given the Governor General’s Award, and for which the English language counterpart, Children of My Heart, will be released in 1979, is published.
Gabrielle Roy receives the Molson Award from the Canadian Arts Council; Fragiles Lumières de la terre for which the English language version The Fragile Lights of Earth won’t be released until 1982, is published.
Courte-Queue, a children’s book which receives the “Prix de littérature jeunesse” from the Canadian Arts Council, and for which the English language version Cliptail is released the following year, is published.
De Quoi t’ennuies-tu, Éveline? is published.
July 13 – Gabrielle Roy deceases at Hôtel-Dieu Hospital in Quebec.
La Détresse et l’Enchantement, an autobiography, is published.

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