Born in 1967, a poet, novelist, performer, blogger, “hairdressing technician,” researcher and reporter for the literary program Tout le monde tout lu! presented by MAtv, Bertrand Laverdure is interested in multidisciplinarity in literature. In poetry, he has published, among others, Sept et demi (Le Quartanier, 2007) and Rires (Le Noroît, 2004). His novels, which include Lectodôme (Le Quartanier, 2008), J’invente la piscine, a young adult novel (La courte échelle, 2010) and Gomme de xanthane (Triptyque, 2006), have all received a warm critical reception. He has participated in a number of collective works, including Être un héros (La courte échelle, 2011), and two books with Le Quartanier. His most recent novel, Bureau universel des copyrights, was published in September 2011 by La Peuplade. In 1999, he received the Joseph S. Stauffer Prize awarded by the Canada Council for the Arts. He was also awarded the Prix Rina-Lasnier in 2003 for his book Les forêts (Le Noroît, 2000), a collection which was also selected for the 2000 Prix Émile-Nelligan. His book Audioguide (Le Noroît, 2002) was likewise nominated for the 2003 Grand Prix of the International Poetry Festival of Trois-Rivières. His latest book is a correspondence with writer Pierre Samson published by La Mèche and titled Lettres crues: Théâtre de la littérature à l’époque des médias sociaux.