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. She was 36 years old. Photograph by: Andre Forget, Gazette file photo
From The Montreal Gazette:
MONTREAL Nelly Arcan, the young Montreal writer who died earlier this week, took her own life, her publisher confirmed Saturday.
Arcan’s body was discovered Thursday inside her home on St. Dominique St. in Plateau Mont Royal. A Montreal police source confirmed Arcan’s death is a matter for the provincial coroner, meaning the possibility of a homicide has been ruled out.
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