Gil Courtemanche

Gil Courtemanche (1943-2011) was born in Montreal and became a journalist in 1962, with Radio-Canada. He created, edited and hosted a variety of radio and tv journalism programmes and helped found Le Jour. His tv films included works on the Rwandan genocide and on AIDS in Africa, both of which feature in his first novel, Un dimanche a la piscine a Kigali (2000), which was made into a film, and published as A Sunday at the Pool in Kigali by Canongate. The World, the Lizard and Me, translated from Québécois, was released by Seren in 2015. 


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