Biography

Biography

Born the 2nd of May 1961, in Skopje (ex-Yugoslavia), Aline Apostolska is a French and Canadian artist. At the age of 4, she moved to Paris where she lived until she moved to Montreal(Canada), in 1998, with her two sons. She is journalist specialized in culture, contemporary dancing, radio and television animator, publisher(editor), teacher in literary creation classes, producer of shows(entertainments) and speaker.

After her highschool at Lycée Pasteur (Neuilly/s/Sein, BAC B 1979 and her studies in History (Maîtrise Paris VII-Jussieu, 1982), Aline became a journalist at different radio stations (Gilda, France-Inter, RTL...) and papers. After 1991, she becomes a literary director for the following publishers : Éditions Dangles, Hachette. Leméac, Éditions de l’Homme.She holds workshops on literary creation (novel, narrative, short stories). Curious and altruistic, she speaks five different languages besides French. However, she is said to be incapable to write, or to dream, in another language than that of Molière.

She chose Canada for its bilingualism, its history made of interbreedings and coeducations, its opening and its creativity, its unique status inside the North American continent. She has pursued her career there of "creator at the service of other creators". For ten years, Aline's voice could be heard on the radio of Radio-Canada (First channel and Cultural channel) ; her critics of contemporary dance were published in La Presse from 2001 to 2016 ; and she also wrote in Elle Québec and Coup de Pouce, two popular magazines in Quebec. She was also a correspondent for some French publishers who were interested in learning more about Canadian artistic productions. From September 2009 to August 2011, she held interviews with writers and choreographers on the artistic process on Canal Savoir, a Canadian French language educational independent television station. Les Visages de la Danse are still shows on Canal Savoir.

From June 2008 to June 2016, she is a representative for L'Union des écrivaines et des écrivains québécois, a professional union of writers in Québec. She also held a position at Canada Council for the Arts for the Public Lending Right (PLR) Program. Since 1986, this Council allocate an annual budget of over 10 millions $ to over 17500 Canadian writers, helping them achieve their dreams.

Aline Apostolska published more than 40 books (novels, short stories, essays, astrology, poetry) in 30 years, many of which were translated. For her works, she earned many prizes and distinctions of which the Governor General's Award in 2012 for her book Un Été d'Amour et de Cendres.
You can read more on her Wikipedia's page.