Born and raised in Québec, Martine Noël-Maw has called Saskatchewan her home since 1993. She is a French literature graduate from the Université de Montréal, and has authored a dozen books and a number of plays for both adults and youth.
Her work has earned her many honours, including eight nominations and two Saskatchewan Book Awards (Amélia et les papillons and Dans le pli des collines). She was long listed for the Prix de la nouvelle Radio-Canada 2016 (CBC Short Story Prize), and shortlisted for the Prix du récit Radio-Canada 2015 (CBC Nonfiction Prize). In addition to writing, she works as an editor, publisher and translator, and offers a variety of professional services.
Martine has taken part in numerous national and international literary events such as the Calgary-Banff WordFest, the Vancouver Writersfest and she toured across the country with book shows, Lire à tout vent and Idélire. In 2010, she was amongst the 49 Canadian writers that contributed to CODE Canada, the Vancouver Cultural Olympiad. Since 2010, her biography is included in the Canadian Who’s Who published by the University of Toronto Press.
Since the beginning of her writing career, she received the financial support of the Canada Council for the Arts, the Saskatchewan Arts Board and the Conseil culturel fransaskois. She is a member of Communication-Jeunesse, an accredited passeur culturel for the Fédération culturelle canadienne française (FCCF), a member of l’Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois (UNEQ), the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild and the Conseil culturel fransaskois, of which she was president in 2014-2015. She is a past-executive board member of the Saskatchewan Writers’ Guild. Martine is also a board member of the Éditions de la nouvelle plume, which she proudly represented at the Leipzig and Frankfurt book fairs, in Germany, in 2018 and 2019. Martine was elected on the Board of the Regroupement des éditeurs franco-canadiens (REFC) in June, 2020.