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Carolyn Marie Souaid is a Montreal-based writer, editor, and mixed media artist who has worked extensively to build bridges between linguistic and cultural communities in Quebec, including a decades-long involvement with the Inuit. Souaid is the author of nine poetry collections and the acclaimed novel, Yasmeen Haddad Loves Joanasi Maqaittik, set in the aftermath of colonization in Nunavik. She has performed at literary festivals in Canada and abroad, and her work has been broadcast on CBC-Radio. Her second novel, Looking For Her will be released in October 2024. Her literary papers (1967-2022) are housed in the Rare Books and Special Collections of the McLennan Library of McGill University. 

Photo credit: Joel Silverstein



Yasmeen Haddad Loves Joanasi Maqaittik (Arabic)

- A.M. Klein Poetry Prize, shortlist (3 times)

- Pat Lowther Memorial Award, shortlist

- Independent Publisher Book Award, USA 

- Berlin Zebra Poetry Film Award (w/ Endre Farkas)

- Banff Centre Writing Residency

- Canada Council Grant for Creation

- CALQ Grant for Creation (3 times)

- Mary Scorer Award, shortlist (twice)

- ReLit Award, shortlist (twice)

- David McKeen Award

- James Darling McCall Award

- James McGill Award

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