Louis Caron

Louis Caron, journalist, writer (b at Sorel, Qué 21 July 1942). He quit his classical studies to try several trades before becoming a journalist 1960-76, with Radio-Canada, Le Nouveliste of Trois-Rivières and the Québec government. After 1976 he devoted himself to writing.

Caron, Louis

Louis Caron, journalist, writer (b at Sorel, Qué 21 July 1942). He quit his classical studies to try several trades before becoming a journalist 1960-76, with Radio-Canada, Le Nouveliste of Trois-Rivières and the Québec government. After 1976 he devoted himself to writing. After his first works, L'Illusionniste and Le Guetteur (1978), came 4 novels, L'Emmitouflé (1977), Prix Hermès and Prix France-Canada; Le Bonhomme sept-heures; and the first 2 volumes of Fils de la Liberté - Le Canard de bois (1981), Prix France-Québec, produced as a TV serial, and La Corne de brume (1982).

In general, Caron takes his subjects from history but without ever writing so-called historical novels: the conscription crisis of 1917 (L'Emmitouflé), a 1955 earthquake in Nicolet (Le Bonhomme sept-heures), the Rebellions of 1837-38 (Le Canard de bois, La Corne de brume). Yet Caron is essentially a raconteur, with a vivid, graphic style. In 1986 he and journalist Réjean Tremblay co-wrote the TV series "Lance et compte".