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Gabrielle Roy
Date of issue of stamp:
October 10, 1996
Designed by: Alain Leduc

The stamp shows a portrait of the author based on an actual photograph. Engraved over the portrait is the opening sentence of a major work with a English  translation in smaller type.

2.400,000 copies of the stamp were printed by Canadian Bank Note Co.


© Canada Post Corporation
Reproduced with permission
Gabrielle Roy. Born March 22, 1909. Died July 18,1983. A 3 time winner of the Governor Generalís Award ( 1947, 1957 & 1977) in Literature as well as international award holder, she is one of the most important Canadian writers of the Post World War II Era in Canada. Some of her works have been translated into 15 different languages. Her writings are studied in Canadian schools in their original language and in translation.