Martin Fournier, PH.D.
A specialist in the history of New France and the fur trade, Martin Fournier strives to transmit history and heritage to the largest audience possible. With Éditions du Septentrion, he published a biography of Radisson, a biography of Jean Mauvide, seigneur of the Île d’Orléans, and Jardins et potagers en Nouvelle-France, a book about our culinary heritage. He has also written or contributed to several textbooks for various publishers. Since 2007 he has coordinated the production of the Encyclopédie du patrimoine culturel de l’Amérique française, a major multimedia work available in the Internet. Recently, he became a novelist and won the 2011 Governor General’s Award for the first volume of Radisson’s adventures, L’Enfer ne brûle pas. The second volume of these adventures, Sauver les Français!, was released in January 2014. He also taught history at the Université du Québec à Rimouski and took part in several projects for the public dissemination of history on interpretation sites with a tourist vocation, museums and on radio and television. He has given more than 60 conferences and greatly appreciates this direct contact with the public.