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Philippe Panneton (pseudonym Ringuet, which was his mother's maiden name) (April 30, 1895 ‚Äď December 29, 1960) was a Canadian physician, academic, diplomat and writer.

Born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, he received a degree in medicine from Université Laval in 1920. In 1935 he became a professor at the Université de Montréal. In 1944 he was a founding member of L’Académie canadienne-française (now known as the Académie des lettres du Québec) and served as its president from 1947 until 1953. In 1956, he was named ambassador to Portugal, and died in Lisbon in 1960.

In 1959 he was awarded the Lorne Pierce Medal.

Selected works

  • Trente arpents / Thirty Acres (1938), winner of the 1940 Governor General's Award for fiction
  • Un Monde √©tait leur empire / Their Empire Was a World (1943)
  • L'H√©ritage et autres contes / The Legacy and Other Stories (1946)
  • Fausse Monnaie / Counterfeit (1947)
  • Le Poids du Jour / The Burden of the Day (1949)

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