Aline Apostolska (Past Chair)

Aline Apostolska

Aline Apostolska (Montreal, QC) French and Canadian, is a writer, cultural journalist, radio and television host, publisher, creative writing teacher, performance producer and lecturer. In twenty-five years she has published thirty books (novels, short stories, nonfiction and poetry), some of which have been translated into several languages. In 2012, with Un été d’amour et de cendres, she won her first Governor General’s Award.

She spent ten years at Radio-Canada and since 2001 she has been a columnist at La Presse and for women’s magazines in Québec and France. In the same style as her Midis Littéraires, which aired from 2009 to 2011, her in-depth interviews with Quebec choreographers have been featured on Canal Savoir since 2011. From 2002 to 2008, she was the administrator of the Centre Québécois of PEN international, and she has led several humanitarian missions throughout the world. In April 2013, she launched a new collection for adolescents, C’est quoi l’rapport?, with Éditions de l’Homme. Four new novels will appear in 2014.

Aline Apostolska is the representative of the Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois.