Nelly Arcan found dead

Young Montreal author had just completed latest novel

Nelly Arcan, the young Montreal author behind the novels Putain, Folle, and À ciel ouvert was found dead in her apartment late Thursday night. Though the cause of death is still under investigation, early reports suggest she took her own life. Arcan, whose real name was Isabelle Fortier, had just completed her latest novel, Paradis clef en main, when she died and had been working as a columnist for the weekly Ici. She was 35.


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