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Maryse Warda

Maryse Warda has been active in theatre for more than 10 years. During her tenure at Montreal’s Théâtre de Quat’Sous, she was instrumental in her role as literary translator in bringing the works of English Canadian writers such as Brad Fraser and George F. Walker to francophone audiences. Her translations are celebrated for being faithful to the original, while making effective yet unostentatious use of the Quebec idiom. Her translation of four plays from Walker’s Suburban Motel series earned her a Masque trophy in 2000 from the Académie québécoise du théâtre and a nomination in 2001 for the Governor General’s Literary Award. Ms Warda is a graduate of Université de Montréal in English literature.

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