Nelly Arcan


Age: 36

Canadian novelist whose first novel Putain (2002) enjoyed immediate critical success and was a finalist for both the Prix Medicis and the Prix Femina awards in France who also wrote several short stories, opinion pieces, and columns for various Quebec newspapers and literary magazines.

Cause of Death: Suicide by hanging

Born: March 5, 1973

Died: September 24, 2009

Montreal, Canada