Suzanne Jacob was born in Amos, Quebec. She studied theatre and music in Nicolet. She has worked as a singer-songwriter (Prix du Patriote 1970; two records, Solo-2514, BB-104; a concert tour in Quebec, France, Switzerland and Belgium). She published her first novel, Flore Cocon in 1978, followed by a $$ collection of short stories, La survie, in 1979. In 1984, her novel Laura Laur won the Paris-Québec Award and the Governor General’s Award. From 1981 to 1991, she wrote a series of humoristic articles, Ah…!, for the Gazette des femmes, reunited in a collection published by the Éditions du Boréal, for the Papiers collés collection. In 1991, her novel L’Obéissance received unanimous critical acclaim. In 1996, she took home the SRC’s Poetry Award for La part de feu. In 1997, La bulle d’encre, an essay on literary discrimination in reading and writing, received an award from the French magazine Études. The next year, her collection of poems La part de feu won the Governor General’s Award. She is a member of UNEQ and the Académie des lettres du Québec.