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Roch Carrier in conversation

The Story

"I was never, never, never bored," says Roch Carrier, describing his childhood in rural Quebec. Born on May 13, 1937, Carrier knew how to keep busy as a child, filling his days with hockey, boxing and writing. In this 1988 radio clip, the now-famous Canadian writer recalls his formative years for CBC's Vicki Gabereau. He also talks about his time in Paris, and tells Gabereau why he believes "it's always a bit disappointing to meet a writer."

Medium: Radio
Program: Gabereau
Broadcast Date: Jan. 8, 1988
Guest(s): Roch Carrier
Host: Vicki Gabereau
Duration: 22:06
Photo: Image of young Roch Carrier: from Libraries and Archives Canada, courtesy Roch Carrier's family.

Did You know?

• Carrier has published numerous novels, plays, short stories and poems, but he is probably most famous for his short story The Hockey Sweater. It was first published as Le chandail de hockey in a French-language collection of stories. The tale was translated into English by Sheila Fischman and published in a collection called The Hockey Sweater and Other Stories in 1979.


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