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Bernadette Renaud (born April 18, 1945) is an award-winning Canadian writer living in the Montérégie region of Quebec.

Renaud was born in Ascot Corner. She worked in a school library and then taught primary school before becoming a writer full-time. In 1976, she published Émilie la baignoire à pattes, which won a Canada Council Children's Literature Prize and the Prix Alvine-Bélisle [fr]. Her 1986 book Bach et bottine was made into a film of the same name; the English version was Bach and Broccoli. The film won eighteen international awards and was awarded a UNESCO Special Award for the International Year of the Family. Renaud wrote the words for a record album Bach et Bottine which received an award for Best Children's LP from ADISQ. She has received the Grand prix littéraire de la Montérégie [fr] several times. Some of her work has been translated into English and into Braille.

Renaud wrote scripts for television, including several episodes for the series Klimbo [fr], Michou et Piloo and Watatatow. She also wrote the script for a National Film Board short Quand l'accent devient grave and a children's play Une boîte magique très embêtante.

Selected works

  • Le Chat de l'oratoire, youth literature (1978)
  • La Maison tête de pioche, youth literature (1979)
  • La Révolte de la courtepointe, youth literature (1979), received honourable mention in the youth literature competition of the Association canadienne d'éducation de langue française [fr], republished in 2004 as Drôle de nuit pour Miti
  • Un Homme comme tant d'autres, trilogy - adult fiction (1992-1994), received the Prix Germaine-Guévremont [fr]
  • La Quête de Kurweena, philosophical tale (1997)
  • Les Chemins d'Ève, adult fiction - four volumes (2002-2006)
  • Les gros bisous, youth literature (2004)
  • Perdu dans la brume, novel (2009)
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