André Major, writer, literary critic, journalist (b at Montréal 22 Apr 1942). Since 1973 Major has been a producer of cultural programs for the Radio-Canada network. He first became known in 1961, with the appearance of 2 collections of poetry: Le Froid se meurt
and Holocauste à deux voix
. By 1963 he was also publishing short stories. That same year he helped found PARTI PRIS
, to which he contributed until 1965. In this same period Major was especially interested in the often tragic problems of young people struggling to contain personal rebellion. Since 1968, without ceasing to express himself politically, Major has published poems and several novels. One novel, Les Rescapés
(1976), won the Governor General's Award. His newest stories are La Folle d'Elvis
(1981) and L'Hiver au coeur
(1987). Major is also interested in theatre and has written 2 radio plays and a stage play.