Monique Polak


Monique Polak is the author of 17 novels for young adults. She has two new novels for kids coming out this spring, as well as her first non-fiction book for young readers — Passover: Festival of Freedom (Orca). Monique is a two-time winner of the Quebec Writers’ Federation Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. Monique is the CBC/Quebec Writers’ Federation inaugural writer-in-residence. She is also a regular contributor to the Montreal Gazette and to Postmedia publications across the country, as well as a columnist on ICI Radio-Canada’s Plus on est de fous, plus on lit! Monique has taught English and Humanities at Marianopolis College for 32 years. Her courses include Journalism and Writing for Children.

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