Jocelyne SaucierJocelyne Saucier (born 27 May 1948 in Clair, New Brunswick) is a Canadian novelist and journalist based in Quebec.
Educated in political science at the Université Laval, Saucier worked as a journalist in the Abitibi-Témiscamingue region of Quebec before publishing her debut novel, ''La Vie comme une image'', in 1996. That book was a finalist for the Governor General's Award for French-language fiction at the 1996 Governor General's Awards. Her second novel, ''Les Héritiers de la mine'', was a finalist for the Prix France-Québec in 2001, and her third novel, ''Jeanne sur les routes'', was a finalist at the 2006 Governor General's Awards. Her fourth novel, ''Il pleuvait des oiseaux'', won the Prix France-Québec, the Prix Ringuet, the Prix des cinq continents de la francophonie, the Prix des lecteurs de Radio-Canada and the Prix littéraire des collégiens, while ''And the Birds Rained Down'', its English translation by Rhonda Mullins, was a finalist for the Governor General's Award for French to English translation at the 2013 Governor General's Awards.
''Il pleuvait des oiseaux'' was selected for the 2013 edition of ''Le Combat des livres'', where it was championed by dancer and broadcaster Geneviève Guérard. ''And the Birds Rained Down'' was defended by Martha Wainwright in the 2015 edition of ''Canada Reads''.
A film adaptation of ''Il pleuvait des oiseaux'' by director Louise Archambault was released to theatres in 2019. Provided by wikipedia
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