From Bouctouche, New Brunswick
Antonine Maillet is the foremost voice in literature from the French-speaking Acadian East Coast of Canada.
Born in 1929 in Bouctouche, New Brunswick
Lives in Montreal, Quebec
- 1976, she was made an Officer of the Order of Canada
- 1981, promoted to Companion
- 1980, the Royal Society of Canada’s Lorne Pierce Medal
- 1985, made an Officier des Arts et des Lettres de France
- 2005, inducted into the Order of New Brunswick.
From 1989 to 2000, she served as chancellor of the Université de Moncton.
The town of Bouctouche is an enticing combination of scenery and sea, situated on the Atlantic Ocean at the mouth of the magnificent Bouctouche River. Bouctouche is a town in Kent County, New Brunswick.
“La Croix commémorative aux fondateurs de Bouctouche” was unveiled in 1954, to pay tribute to the founders of the town, who first arrived in 1785.