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(Class of '47) Patricia Claxton - Translator

Patricia Claxton is one of Canada's most respected French-to-English translators, who has translated more than 20 books and countless articles, essays, short stories and poems.

She is perhaps most well known for her connection with the grande dame of Canadian and Québec literature - Gabrielle Roy.

In 1987 Patricia was presented with the Governor General's Award for her translation of Roy's posthumous autobiography and in 1999 she was honoured with a second Governor General's Award for her translation of Gabrielle Roy, a Life, by François Ricard.