Born in Winnipeg in 1945, J.R. Léveillé divides his time between the city and Lake Manitoba country. He is now retired from Radio-Canada national television, where he was a journalist for many years and for whom he produced over thirty author and artist profiles, Léveillé is also the author of a more than a dozen works of poetry, fiction and essays. His work has been published in Manitoba, Quebec and France. Since 1980 Léveillé has worked in the literary publishing milieu of Manitoba and is often invited to national and international conferences to speak on Western Canadian literature. Léveillé has prepared anthologies and special issues for various journals on Franco-Manitoban and Western Canadian literature and he oversees the Collection Rouge, Éditions du Blé's new literature series. In 1999, he was inducted into the Cultural Hall of Fame in Manitoba for his contribution to literature.
Posted on: Friday, September 16, 2011
The votes are in, and J.R. Léveillé's The Setting Lake Sun / Le soleil du lac qui se couche is the winner of the 2011-2012 On The Same Page competition! Thank you to all who made this win possible!
Posted on: Monday, August 8, 2011
The Setting Lake Sun / Le soleil du lac qui se couche by J.R. Léveillé, published by Signature Editions and Éditions du Blé, has been shortlisted for On the Same Page, Manitoba's biggest book club! This is the first time ever a book has been nominated in both French and English. Voting closes on September 10. Go here to vote: