Jennifer Tremblay was born in 1973 on the north bank of the Saint Lawrence River, in Quebec. In 1990, she published a collection of poems entitled Histoires de foudre. Soon after, (in 1995) she completed her studies in creative writing at the “Université du Québec à Montréal”. She has since written close to one hundred episodes for a children’s television program Les Chatouilles (Radio-Canada).
In 2004, while cofounding Éditions de la Bagnole with the comedian and lecturer Martin Larocque, Jennifer Tremblay also published her first novel, Tout ce qui brille, along with many albums for children.
In 2007, she published La Liste, a dramatic monologue for which she received, in 2008, the Governor General’s Award, the most prestigious literary award in Canada. The play was produced by Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui in 2010 and has been performed a hundred times on tour throughout French Canada. The following year, the production won the Michel Tremblay Prize and the Banque Laurentienne Prize (an award given by the subscribers of Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui). Now translated in five languages, published in English and Spanish and produced in many cities in the world including Toronto, New York, Mexico, Edinburg and Capetown, La Liste continues its journey…
In 2011, Jennifer published a second drama, Le Carrousel, and an illustrated poetic travelogue entitled De la ville, il ne me reste que toi. In January 2014, La Déliverance is published, which completed her dramatic trilogy, begun with La Liste and Le Carrousel. She named the trilogy Mères, trilogie pour une actrice.
Le Carrousel was produced in French by the Théâtre d’Aujourd’hui (Montreal) in winter of 2014, and toured in Quebec province in the fall of the same year. The play in its English translation was also presented in Toronto (Nightwood Theatre, spring 2014) and in Edinburg (Stellar Quines, summer 2014).
In 2015, among her main projects, Jennifer will publish her second novel, Blues nègre dans une chambre rose, and be part of a collective of adult short stories entitled Jolies Canadiennes at Éditions VLB (Montréal).
Finally, as a publisher, Jennifer has supervised the publication of nearly a hundred albums and novels for children.