Fabien Cloutier won his first Governor General’s Literary Award in 2015 for Pour réussir un poulet. A GG finalist in (2011), his play Billy (Les jours de hurlement) won the Gratien-Gélinas Award (2011). An actor, author and director, for three years he offered up hilarious reports on proverbs and regionalisms on the Radio-Canada show Plus on est de fous plus on lit. Since graduating from the Conservatoire d’art dramatique de Québec, he has made his mark on stage with his forceful style. His works Scotstown, which was an audience favourite at the Just for Laughs Festival (2010), and Cranbourne, a finalist for the Michel-Tremblay Award (2012), are both scathing and abrasive. He is also the author of a bold dramatic adaptation of La guerre des tuques, presented at the Musée national des beaux-arts du Québec in 2013 and 2015. Fabien Cloutier was born in Sainte-Marie de Beauce and lives in Longueuil.
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