Monique Polak smiling in front of summery green background
Photo credit: John Fredericks

Monique Polak is the author of 22 novels for young people, one board book and one non-fiction title. Monique is a two-time winner of the QWF Prize for Children’s and Young Adult Fiction. She has been teaching English and Humanities at Marianopolis College for more than 30 years. Monique is a contributor to the Montreal Gazette. She is also a columnist for ICI-Radio Canada’s Plus on est de fous, plus on lit! Monique has two new books coming out this spring: I Am a Feminist: Claiming the F-Word in Turbulent Times, and Princess Angelica, Part-Time Lion Trainer. 

Blog posts

CBC/QWF Writer-in-Residence: The stories we tell ourselves

In Monique Polak's final offering, she writes about importance of 'personal narratives that shape our lives'.

CBC/QWF Writer-in-Residence: The truth about liars

Being adept at lying proves to be great skill for future career as actor, magician - or fiction writer.

CBC/QWF Writer-in-Residence: It's never too late for love

With Valentine's Day round the corner, storyteller Monique Polak celebrates with tale of 3 'older' new couples

CBC/QWF Writer-in-Residence: Objects have stories, too.

How a monkey-man charm, a bullet and a pair of hockey pucks tell the stories of three Montrealers


Monique Polak talks about inspiration for new role as CBC/QWF Writer-in-Residence

Award-winning Montreal author has published 17 novels for young adults