DEBON Nicolas

DEBON Nicolas

Born 22 November 1968 in Nancy France.

He attended l’École nationale supéreure de Nancy, then worked in the contemporary visual arts department with the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs. He moved to the French Consulate in Toronto worked there for ten years, during which time he became a Canadian citizen. He returned to France and as of 2005 was living near Paris France but he keeps in touch with the Canadian literary scene.

While in Toronto he began working on children’s books. He has won the Boston Globe-Horn Award for the Strongest Man In The World, the story of Québecois Louis Cyr and was nominated for Governor General’s Awards for his Four Pictures By Emily Carr and for his illustrations in Dawn Watch.

For other Europeans who explore Canadian themes see DAN COOPER and GLENN GOULD.




Content biography & Cover book front & back and dust jacket front & back:

Four Pictures By Emily Carr. Groundwood Books/Douglas & McIntyre, 2003.

The Strongest Man In The World: Louis Cyr. Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2007.



Content story & Cover book & dust jacket front & back:

The Red Sash. Writ., Jean E. Pendziwol. Groundwood Books/House of Anansi Press, 2005.


Article book:

The Red Sash, 2005: Dust jacket..


“Nicholas Debon – Personal Addresses, Career, honours”.  Accessed 22 November 2017.