Isabelle Amonou was selected by the jury of the Fantastique Résidence to spend the month of November at Maison Fairview in Gatineau. This will be an opportunity for her to immerse herself in writing thriller, her favourite genre.
Born in 1966, Isabelle Amonou grew up in her hometown of Morlaix, Bretagne. After studying in Rennes, she moved there to live and worked as a telecommunications engineer and then specialized in the field of patents. Later, she began studying literature in parallel, and since 2004 she has been writing detective novels and short stories. She has published Morts Fines à Morlaix (An tu all ar mor, 2005 – prix du Goéland Masqué 2005), Val sans Retour (Coop Breizh, collection Léo Tanguy, 2010), Dernière Partition (Belle Lurette, 2014), Insularités (Goater Noir éditions, 2019), as well as Question de sur-vie, à “quatre mains” with Michel Dréan (Chemin Faisant éditions, 2018).
She is part of Calibre 35, a Rennes collective of black novel writers.
Her latest novel, which combines historical elements with an insular family and criminal plot, was presented at the Paris, Rennes and Morlaix book fairs.
As part of her residency, Isabelle Amonou will participate to a “Soirée littéraire” at the Embassy of France on November 8th, she will be part of the Polar Night on November 16th, she will intervene at the European Book Club on November 20th, and will visit the Salon du Livre de Montréal on November 23rd.
The Fantastique Résidence is a project organized in partnership with Salon du Livre de l’Outaouais, the Association des Auteurs et Auteures de l’Outaouais, and ville de Gatineau.