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Roch Carrier is a famous Canadian writer He was born in a small village called Sainte-Justine in Quebec on May 13 1937He studied at the Universit St-Louis in New-Brunswick at the Universit de Montral and received his doctorate in literature in France He was the head of the Canada Council of the Arts from 1994 to 1997 He also ran under Jean Charest as an electoral candidate for the Quebec Liberal Party in 1998 As well he was the National Librarian of Canada from 1999 to 2004 He was also involved with the Thtre du Nouveau-Monde His earlier works include Jolis deuils Petites tragdies pour adults 1964 La guerre yes sir 1968 and Floralie o es-tu 1969- many of which have won him awards His most famous work is The Hockey Sweater 1979 which will later be explainedCarrier wanted to be a writer since he was a child There was no library at his school and there was a lack of books in his hometown However he was surrounded by parents who were constantly informed about the news Carrier states I understood the newspaper was something important because that was what my parents were talking about Although he could not read before grade 1 the writer explains I discovered the comic strips in the newspaper and I could not read yet However I could see the pictures and I was building in my head the story based on the pictures This triggered his interest in writingFurthermore at the age of twelve he spent a lot of time at the library at the boarding school He believed Books were like fruits they would come to you In other words he did not understand people would write the books At the age of fourteen he told himself Oh There is somebody that writes the books This is great From then on he was certain he wanted to be a writerHe got involved with the local bulletin at
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