Born in Montreal’s Rosemont neighbourhood, Carole David holds a doctorate in French Studies. She taught literature at the college level before devoting herself exclusively to writing. Her work, which combines narrative and poetry, Americanness and femininity, has won several major prizes, including the Émile-Nelligan prize (1986), the Alain-Granbois prize (2011), the Prix des libraires, and the Grand Prix Québecor at the Festival international de poésie in Montrealde Trois-Rivières (2016). Her books have been translated into English and Italian.
Carole David has been involved in the literary community as President of the Public Lending Right Commission, President of the Maison de la poésie, and Chair of the Conseil des arts de Montréal’s literature committee. She is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Festival international de la littérature. She has participated in tours and symposiums in Italy, France, the United States, India, and Haiti. Early in her career, she sat on the editorial boards of Spirale, Estuaire and Gaz Moutarde and contributed to Le Devoir’s the book section, as well as to numerous cultural periodicals.