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Susan Ouriou

Susan Ouriou is an award-winning literary translator who has translated the fiction of Quebec, Latin-American, French and Spanish authors. She won Canada’s Governor General’s Literary Award for Translation in 2009 for Pieces of Me by Charlotte Gingras, after first being shortlisted for The Road to Chlifa by Michèle Marineau and then for Necessary Betrayals by Guillaume Vigneault. The Road to Chlifa was also awarded an honour list placing by IBBY (International Board of Books for Youth) as were Naomi and Mrs. Lumbago by Gilles Tibo, This Side of the Sky by Marie-Francine Hébert and Pieces of Me. Necessary Betrayals was also voted one of the 100 best books of 2002 by the Globe and Mail. Another translation, The Thirteenth Summer by José Luis Olaizola, was runner-up for the John Glassco Translation Prize. She has worked as the director of the Banff International Literary Translation Centre and as faculty for the Banff Centre's Aboriginal Emerging Writers residency. She is the editor of the 2010 anthology Beyond Words – Translating the World.

Books by Susan Ouriou

Severn Speaks Out

by (author) Severn Cullis-Suzuki
commentaries by Alex Nogués
illustrated by Ana Suárez
edited by Susan Ouriou

Poppy and Sam and the Search for Sleep

by (author) Cathon
translated by Susan Ouriou

Forever Truffle

by (author) Fanny Britt
illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
translated by Susan Ouriou

White Resin

by (author) Audrée Wilhelmy
translated by Susan Ouriou

The Lover, the Lake

by (author) Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau
translated by Susan Ouriou

Blue Bear Woman

by (author) Virginia Pesempaeo Bordeleau
translated by Susan Ouriou & Christelle Morelli
read by Tai Amy Grauman

niwîcihâw / J’aide

by (author) Caitlin Nicholson
translated by Leona Morin-Neilson & Susan Ouriou

Poppy and Sam and the Mole Mystery

by (author) Cathon
translated by Susan Ouriou

The Body of the Beasts

by (author) Audrée Wilhelmy
translated by Susan Ouriou

The Courage of Elfina

by (author) André Jacob
illustrated by Christine Delezenne
translated by Susan Ouriou

Ophelia

by (author) Charlotte Gingras
illustrated by Daniel Sylvestre
translated by Christelle Morelli & Susan Ouriou

And So It Goes

illustrated by Paloma Valdivia
translated by Susan Ouriou

Hunting Houses

by (author) Fanny Britt
translated by Susan Ouriou & Christelle Morelli

Winter Child

by (author) Virginia Pesemapeo Bordeleau
translated by Susan Ouriou & Christelle Morelli

Nathan

by (author) Susan Ouriou

Road to Chlifa

by (author) Michèle Marineau
translated by Susan Ouriou

Languages of Our Land/Langues de notre terre

Indigenous Poems and Stories from Quebec/Poèmes et récits autochtones du Québec

edited by Susan Ouriou
translated by Christelle Morelli

Numeralia

by (author) Jorge Luján
illustrated by Isol
translated by Susan Ouriou

Millions for a Song

by (author) André Vanasse
translated by Susan Ouriou & Christelle Morelli

Jane, the Fox and Me

by (author) Fanny Britt
illustrated by Isabelle Arsenault
translated by Susan Ouriou & Christelle Morelli

Sandbar

by (author) Jean-paul Daoust
translated by Susan Ouriou

The Sandbar

by (author) Jean-paul Daoust
translated by Susan Ouriou

La Malinche

The Princess Who Helped Cortés Conquer the Aztec Empire

by (author) Francisco Serrano
illustrated by Pablo Serrano
translated by Susan Ouriou

Against God

by (author) Patrick Senécal
translated by Susan Ouriou

Beyond Words

Translating the World

edited by Susan Ouriou

Pieces of Me

by (author) Charlotte Gingras
translated by Susan Ouriou

Fidelity Doesn't Make The News

by (author) Nadine Bismuth
translated by Susan Ouriou

This Side of the Sky

by (author) Marie-Francine Hebert
translated by Susan Ouriou

Carmen

by (author) Carole Fréchette
translated by Susan Ouriou

Taming Horrible Harry

by (author) Lili Chartrand
illustrated by Rogé
translated by Susan Ouriou

Little Book of Nursery Tales /hc

retold by Veronica Uribe
illustrated by Carmen Salvador
translated by Susan Ouriou

Carmen

by (author) Carole Fréchette
translated by Susan Ouriou

Little Book of Fables

retold by Veronica Uribe
illustrated by Constanza Bravo
translated by Susan Ouriou

Little Book of Fairy Tales /hc

by (author) Veronica Uribe
illustrated by Murkasek
translated by Susan Ouriou

Phantom Ships

A Novel

by (author) Claude Le Bouthillier & Susan Ouriou

In the Key of Do

by (author) Carole Fréchette
translated by Susan Ouriou

Damselfish

by (author) Susan Ouriou

The Fat Princess

International Star

by (author) Mario Girard
translated by Susan Ouriou

The Thirteenth Summer

by (author) Jose Luis Olaizola
translated by Susan Ouriou