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Order of Canada

Serge Thibodeau, C.M.

Moncton, New Brunswick [Canada]

Member of the Order of Canada

Awarded on May 7, 2015; Invested on May 13, 2016

For his contributions to Acadian literature as a poet and director of Les Éditions Perce-Neige.

Serge Patrice Thibodeau is one of the leading figures in Acadian literature. A poet and essayist, he has several works and texts to his name that have been translated into some 20 languages and which have earned him prestigious honours and awards. As director of Éditions Perce-Neige, he has also published works of contemporary Acadian literature and compiled out-of-print and forgotten works that are important to Acadian heritage. He is also known for his volunteerism, and is a champion of French-Canadian culture and human rights.