Nelly Arcan, author of Putain, spoke with fans during book signing at the Salon du Livre in Montreal in 2002. Arcan was born Isabelle Fortier in the Eastern Townships of Quebec. She was found dead in her Montreal apartment late Thursday evening, Sept. 24, 2009. Photograph by: Andre Forget, Gazette file photo.
From The Montreal Gazette:
MONTREAL - TV talk-show host Marie-France Bazzo sat down with novelist Nelly Arcan last November and got right to the point.
“In everything I’ve read about you, you come across as a tough person, a bitch,” Bazzo told her guest. “So my first question is: Are you a naive, dreamy princess somewhere inside?”
Arcan, the 35-year-old author of Putain (Whore) and Folle, brought a black-leather-gloved hand to her face and smiled slightly, glancing away.
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