Sophie Bérubé, born and raised in Québec city, and long-time resident of Nova Scotia, is a writer, performer, and yoga teacher. Most of her work—for children, young adults, and adults—is written in French. Le chef d’oeuvre de Lombrie won the 2002 won the Lilla Stirling Award and La trombe sacreé, also 2002, won the Prix France-Acadie 2003. Le projet Persée, her first youth novel, 2010, was a finalist for 2012 Hackmatack prize. Her most recent book Car la nuit est longue was published by les éditions David in 2015. A natural performer, Sophie studied at Jacques Lecoq in Paris, and has over ten years experience in theatre performance, creation and direction; she was part of the Artssmart Program from 2003 to 2015. She has been involved with many productions and has collectively written many plays. Sophie coordinates various literacy projects and workshops in schools and the community, including Publish It and creative writing sessions at Open Arms, which support families and individuals living on the margins of society to write their own books. She is currently working on a three-part fiction based on historical figures.
Car la nuit est longue, Ottawa, Les Éditions David, 2015. ISBN 9782895974390AWARDS
Prix Lilla Stirling 2002
Prix France Acadie 2003
Finalist Hackmatack 2012
Finaliste, Artiste de l’année en litérature, Prix Éloizes 2016