ACKERMAN, Marianne




Author Tags: Fiction

Quebec-based Marianne Ackerman's first novel Jump (McArthur & Conmpany, 2000) takes place in 1995 during the impending provincial referendum.

From Quill & Quire review by Padma Viswanathan:

"Ackermanís self-referential plot (Myraís best friend writes a bilingual play for his alternative theatre, just as the author did for hers) and deadly accurate social realism (much of Jumpís action takes place in haunts very familiar to a certain Montreal set) risk boring as many readers as they titillate. But her book engages because its people live and breathe."

Ackerman's second novel Matters of Hart (McArthur & Company, 2006) is set in Vancouver, Montreal and Los Angeles. It recalls the life of a divorced 50-year-old screenwriter through the voices of five women in his life.

Essays:

Revolution and the Muse: An Inquiry Into the Political Nature of Art in the People's Republic of China (Dissertation for Carleton University, 1976)

She also contributed to Minority Report: An Alternative History of English-Language Arts in Quebec (2011, part of the Guernica Essay Series)

Plays:

The Garrison Officers Rehearse Moliere (Tarragon Theatre Archives, University of Guelph,1987)

L'Affaire Tartuffe, Or, The Garrison Officers Rehearse MoliŤre (NuAge, 1993)

Venus of Dublin (NuAge, 2000)

BOOKS:

Woman by a Window: & Celeste (NuAge, 1996)

Jump (McArthur, 2000) $21.95

Matters of Hart (McArthur, 2006)

Piers' Desire (McArthur, 2012)

[BCBW 2012] "Fiction"