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Caroline Allard

Writer | Screenwriter

Caroline Allard was born in 1971 and spent her childhood and adolescence in Saint-Roch de l’Achigan, in Lanaudière. Her first works of fiction were written on the bus to amuse her school friends. In CÉGEP, she initially wanted to study accounting and then marketing, provoking a fair bit of hilarity among her family and friends. In 2003, she began a doctorate in philosophy at the Université de Montréal, but she has not completed it. She returned to writing fiction shortly after discovering motherhood. In 2000, she published short stories in English in online magazines such as Planet Relish, Dragonlaugh, Shadowkeep and The Murder Hole. In spring 2003, she won second place in the Solaris magazine short story contest, with a story called LUEURS D’ÉTERNITÉ.

During her second maternity leave, in March 2006, champing at the bit at home and desperately looking for an outlet, she started writing a blog. An audience quickly formed and, to her great astonishment, a publishing house soon followed. CHRONIQUES D’UNE MÈRE INDIGNE was published by Éditions du Septentrion, and it won the eighth Grand Prix littéraire Archambault in 2008.

Since 2011, she has collaborated on various television series and webseries, including FABRIQUE-MOI UN CONTE (Radio-Canada) and BOOMERANG (TVA), and more recently on the series CONSEIL DE FAMILLE which is entering its fourth season.

Screenwriting

Dans l’œil du Cyclone

2020

TV Series
Screenwriter
Amalga Creations Medias

Bye bye 2020

2020

Comedy /variety
Co-screenwriter and co-script-editor
A média/Radio-Canada

Sketchétéra

2020

ENH Graduation Show
Script-editor

Entre deux draps

2020

TV series / comedy
Co-screenwriter (season 1)
KOTV/Bell média

Discussions with my parents (Discussion avec avec mes parents)

2019-2020

TV series
Co-screenwriter (season 3 et 4)
A Média/ Radio Canada

Clovis

2019

TV series
Co-screenwriter et co-script-editor (Season 1)
KOTV/ Tété-Québec

Trip à trois

2017

Feature film
Script Advisor
Les Films Sévilles

Conseil de famille 1, 2, 3 et 4

2016-2019

TV series
Co-screenwriter et script-editor
Productions KOTV II / Télé Québec

Awards

34e Gémeaux Award – Best youth text: Conseils de famille - season 4 « Episode 100 – For the best » (KOTV), 2019

Souper de filles

2014

Webseries
Co-screenwriter (12 episodes in collaboration with Geneviève Pettersen)
Jimmy Lee/LibTV

Boomerang

2014

TV series
Co-screenwriter ( 1 episode in collaboration withStéphane Dompierre)
Encore/TVA

2 filles/1 TV

2012

Webseries
Co-screenwriter (14 episodes in collaboration with Geneviève Pettersen)
LibTV/Jimmy Lee

Fabrique-moi un conte

2012

Webseries
Co-screenwriter (8 episodes in collaboration with François Archambault)
Radio-Canada

Enquête romantique

2011

Webseries
Co-screenwriter (10 episodes in collaboration with Stéphane Dompierre)
LibTV

Chroniques d’une Mère indigne

2009-2011

Series
Script-advisor for the web adaptation of "Chroniques d’une mère indigne" (Archambault Prize 2009)
Radio-Canada

Radio & TV

Plus on est de fous, plus on lit

2012- today

Radio program
Occasional collaboration
Ici Radio-Canada Première

Le sexe selon les sexes

2014

Documentary series (13 episodes)
Co-host with Rémi-Pierre Paquin
Diffusion: Moi & Cie

L’après-midi porte conseil

2009-2011

Radio program
Weekly collaboration
Radio-Canada

Histoires d'objets

2011

Radio program
Columnist
Ici Radio-Canada

La fosse aux lionnes

2009-2011

Collaboration
Radio-Canada tv

Nulle part ailleurs

2008-2009

Radio program
Bimonthly reading of humorous chronicles
Radio-Canada (Sudbury)

Books

Agathe en six semaines

2020

Novel
Québec-Amérique

Clovis, le dernier été

2020

Novel
KO Éditions

L’Abécédaire du plaisir solitaire

2016

Illustrated book
Québec-Amérique

Les chroniques d’une fille indigne, tome 2

2015

Comic book
Hamac

Les aventures de la Reine Et-Que-Ça-Saute

2014

Children's literature
Fonfon

Les chroniques d’une fille indigne

2013

Comic book
Hamac

Universel Coiffure

2012

Novel
Coups de tête

Awards

Finaliste au prix Jacques-Brossard, 2013

Pour en finir avec le sexe

2011

Illustrated humor book
Hamac

Awards

Marie Claire magazine (Italy) published a six pages spread about "Pour en finir avec le sexe" in its September 2011 issue

Les joies de la maternité (poil au nez)

2009

Humorous illustrated book
Collaboration (with Élise Gravel)
Éditions Les 400 coups

Les chroniques d’une Mère indigne, tome 2

2009

Novel
Éditions du Septentrion (Québec)

Les chroniques d’une Mère indigne

2007

Novel
Éditions du Septentrion (Québec)
"Les chroniques d’une mère indigne" were published in France by Éditions Porc-Épic (2009) and translated into Italian (2010) by Éditions Cult Editore

Awards

Archambault Literary Grand Prix (worth 10 000$) - 2008

SHORT STORIES & COLLABORATIONS

Le tour des petits pénis

2020

In Projet P.
Québec-Amérique

Jamais trop de vie

2018

In « Histoires de musique et une de silence »
Tête Première

Golden Power

2016

In Travaux Manuels
Québec-Amérique

Comme la fois où j’ai joué au ballon-chasseur dans l’équipe des couples

2015

In Comme la fois où
VLB éditeur

Genre

2013

In "Miroirs"
VLB

Analyse du langage

2012-2014

Chronicle ( 01 - 05 of Nouveau Projet)
Atelier 10

Il était un petit navire

2013

« Histoires de filles sous le soleil »
Goélette

Anti-mode d’emploi pour géniteur souffrant du syndrome de la performance

2012

Nouveau Projet 01 (march 2012)
Atelier 10

Agathe en six semaines

2011

In « Cherchez la femme »
Edition Québec-Amérique, direction of India Desjradins

Nunuche Magazine 1/ Nunuche Magazine 2/ Nunuche Gurlz

2010-2011

Chronicles & short stories published in the collectives "Nunuche"
Courte échelle
Nunuche collectives are directed by Élise Gravel

La beauté du sport

2009

Cyberpresse website for Les écrivains font la nouvelle

Education

PhD in philosophy, University of Montreal

2002-2007

Title : « La distribution de la responsabilité morale au sein des organisations hiérarchisées »
Co-supervised by Daniel M. Weinstock (University of Montreal) & Wayne Norman (Duke University)

Master in philosophy, University of Montreal

1994-1999

Title : « L’utilisation des exemples dans l’argumentation philosophique »
Supervised by: Daniel M. Weinstock (University of Montreal)

Bachelor degree in philosophy, University of Montreal

1991-1994

Awards and Distinctions

2019 - Gémeaux Award for Best text – Youth (Conseils de famille)
2018 - Gémeaux Award for Best text – Youth (Conseils de famille)
2010 - Author chosen to participate in Le Devoir des écrivains
2010 - Guest of honor at the Salon du livre de Trois-Rivières
2009 - Named one of the 100 women of the year by Chatelaine magazine
2008 - Cited among the 2007 ELLE Québec magazine's Women of the Year
2007 - Guest of honor at the Salon du livre de l’Abitibi-Témiscamingue
2003 - Second prize winner at Solaris magazine short stories contest for the text "Lueurs d'éternité"
Since 2008 - Spokesperson for the Grands Prix Littéraires Archambault

Lectures and teachings

Lectures and teaching

2020 : Script Advisor for National School of Humor (ENH) - ENH-Netflix grants
October 2020 : Teacher at ENH – Screenwriting program (Scenes and Dialogues section)
Since january 2020 : Teacher at ENH - « Writing scene 2 » class
Since january 2018 : Teacher at ENH - « Artistic approach » class
Since January 2013 : Teacher at National School of Humor for the course « Scénarisation de sketchs humoristiques »
Since March 2012 : Teacher of a 12-hour workshop (« Scénarisation de capsules humoristiques pour une série Web ») at National School of Humor for AQAD
From 2008 to today: invited speaker in many Quebec librairies (Sainte-Julie, Sainte-Dorothée, Saint-Jérôme, St-Hyacinthe, Pierrefonds, Ahuntsic, Mile End, Repentigny, Victoriaville, Lavaltrie, Valleyfield, etc.), and other organizations (Association canadienne des femmes en communication, Association québécoise des professeurs de français, Maison l’Esther pour femmes victimes de violence conjugale, Espace-Famille Villeray, Musée de la civilisation de Québec, Rassemblement des jeunes du Bas Saint-Laurent, Cendre d’Éducation et d’Action des Femmes du quartier Centre-Sud, etc.)