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Honoré Beaugrand : la plume et l'épée (1848-1906)

Jury Statement

In Honoré Beaugrand: la plume et l'épée (1848-1906), Jean-Philippe Warren explores the many facets of the cosmopolitan, complex and fascinating personality of a major figure in the history of Quebec. The author allies intellectual rigour and originality in his stylistic approach.


Honoré Beaugrand : la plume et l'épée (1848-1906)

By Jean-Philippe Warren

  • Book Details
  • Published by Les Éditions du Boréal; distributed by Diffusion Dimedia
  • ISBN: 978-2-7646-2379-4
Jean-Philippe Warren, Montréal, QC

Jean-Philippe Warren, Montréal, QC

Photo: Allen McEachern

Who is Jean-Philippe Warren?

Jean-Philippe Warren receives his first Governor General’s Literary Award in 2015 with Honoré Beaugrand : la plume et l’épée (1848-1906). This eminent sociologist is a tenured professor in the Department of Sociology and Anthropology at Concordia University and the director of a research group at the Centre interdisciplinaire sur la diversité et la démocratie (CRIDAQ). He has published numerous works on the intellectual and cultural history of Quebec, including L’engagement sociologique : la tradition sociologique du Québec francophone (1886-1955), winner of the Michel-Brunet Award and Clio Award (Québec). Author of 100 articles in scholarly journals and in Liberté, Le Devoir and the Globe and Mail, he also participates in radio shows like Dessine-moi un dimanche. Jean-Philippe Warren lives in Montréal.