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language of expression: French
occupation: writer, science fiction writer
Jean-Louis Trudel (born 1967) is a Canadian science fiction writer. He was born in Toronto, Ontario, Canada and has lived in Ottawa, Toronto, and Montreal before moving to Quebec City, Quebec, Canada, in 2010. He currently teaches history part-time at the University of Ottawa.
While he writes mainly in French, he has authored a few stories in English, published in such venues as Tales of the Shadowmen. Other stories in English and other languages (Greek, Portuguese, Italian, Russian) have appeared in translation.
Most of his books, for adults and young adults, are science fiction, but a few titles may also be classed as fantasy. A long-time contributor to Solaris (magazine), he is also noted as a science-fiction critic and historian. Writing with Yves Meynard under the name of Laurent McAllister, he has penned three young adult books as part of an ongoing series, as well as several stories.
He has received several literary distinctions, including the "Grand Prix de la Science-Fiction et du Fantastique québécois" in 2001 and several Prix Aurora awards.
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