Robichaud, Gerard (1908 - 2008)

Genre: General Fiction

Novelist Robichaud was born in St. Evariste de Batice, Quebec, and moved to Lewiston as a child. At 12, he enrolled in a Montreal pre-seminary school to study to be a priest. He did not become a priest, but returned to the States and worked in a Connecticut bank before moving to New York City.

From 1941 to 1945 he served in the U.S. Army where his fellow soldiers enjoyed his stories about his family. After the war he returned to New York City.

In the early 1950s he enrolled in a Columbia University writing program. The stories he told his Army buddies and his wife became the basis for his first novel.

Robichaud received an honory degree from the Unversity of Maine in 1991.

Selected Bibliography

  • Papa Martel (1961)
  • The Apple of His Eye (1965)

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