Daniel Poliquin

Daniel Poliquin

December 18, 1953 – ...

Daniel Poliquin OC (born December 18, 1953) is a Canadian novelist and translator. He has translated works of many Canadian writers into French, including David Homel, Douglas Glover, and Mordecai Richler. Poliquin and his hometown of Ottawa are the subjects of 1999 documentary film L'écureuil noir (English: The Black Squirrel), directed by Fadel Saleh for the National Film Board of Canada.
He was awarded the Order of Canada with the grade of member and was recently promoted to the grade of officer in 2015. He won the Governor General's Award for English to French translation in 2014 for his translation of Thomas King's The Inconvenient Indian: A Curious Account of Native People in North America, and in 2017 for his translation of Alexandre Trudeau's Barbarian Lost: Travels in the New China.