2020 Performs an update of his non-fiction books in electronic format.
2018 Undertakes the publication of his novels in electronic format.
2017 Collaborates on a collective tribute to his late brother, cartoonist Jean Turgeon (Gité).
2016 Completes a story entitled: How to become a millionaire by buying prime ministers.
2015 Publishes in electronic version the two novels of his daughter Emmanuelle Turgeon: L’instant libre and Les beaux survivants, previously published in hard copy.
2014 Begins to complete his trilogy begun with Les Torrents de Espoir and Jour de Feu.
2013 Devotes himself exclusively to writing and works on an updated version of La Gammick in the form of a television series.
2009-2010 Founds the editions Transit and Cogito.
2006 Launches the Itheque site, which offers users of subscribing libraries access to a rich digital media library.
2003 Awarded the Ex libris prize for his Canada: a people’s history..
2002 Begins writing a history of the Great Darkness in Quebec.
2002 Contributes to the foundation of www.tonality.ca, a cultural site for music, literature and cinema.
2002 Obtains, in June 2002, the cancellation of the heirs’ clause in article 35 of the Civil Code of Quebec.
2000 Writes with Jacques Cossette-Trudel the fourth episode of the series The Quiet Revolution.
2000 Publishes Canada: A People’s History, Volumes 1 and 2, From the Origins to the Present, by Fides in Montreal and McClelland and Steward in Toronto (in collaboration with Don Gillmor). This book received the Heritage Canada award for best book on the history of Canada.
1999-2000 Founded Les Éditions Trait d’union
1998 Published the novel Jour de feu chez Flammarion
1996-1998 Fights in court to obtain the publication of P.-H the magnificent, obtaining the support of more than thirty cultural, social and union organizations, including the UNEQ, the Writers Union of Canada, the Association of History Teachers, the Federation of Journalists, the CSN and the FTQ. The Turgeon Case, as it is called, is likely to be decided by the Supreme Court of Canada and its outcome will have repercussions on freedom of expression and the rights of historians to tell history.
1993-1995 Writes P.H. the Magnificent: The Grey Eminence of Duplessis.
1995 Publishes a novel titled The Torrents of Hope
1993 Wrote the commentary for Frédéric Back’s film Le Fleuve aux Grandes Eaux, which won the Grand Prix at the Annecy International Children’s Film Festival.
1992 Receives, for the second time, the Governor General’s Award for Radissonia: a history of the Bay James area.
1992 Writes and hosts Sur le dos de la Grande Baleine, an NFB documentary, directed by Diane Beaudry, on the future of hydroelectricity in Quebec.
1988 Full-time screenwriter and novelist.
1987 Editor-in-chief of the magazine Liberté.
1985 Journalist and literary columnist for l’Actualité.
1983 Sweet Poison, as well as Coming Attraction translated by David Lobdell, appear in Oberon Press.
1982 The First Person, translated by David Lobdell, is published by Oberon Press.
1981 Receives the Governor General’s Award for The First Person.
1979-1985 Managing Director and publisher of the Sogides group publishing houses (l’Homme, le Jour, Les Quinze).
1978 Deputy Director of the Presses de l’Université de Montréal (PUM).
1976 Writes the screenplay for La Fleur aux dents, directed by Thomas Vamos, at the NFB, and adapted from Gilles Archambault’s novel.
1975 Wrote a screenplay on Les Événements d’octobre 1970, La Crise d’octobre, directed by Marc Blandford, and produced by Radio-Canada.
1973 Wrote the screenplay for La Gammick, directed by Jacques Godbout and produced by the NFB.
1975-1978 President and founder of Editions Quinze.
1972 Receives the first prize in the Radio-Canada Drama Competition for the Interview, written in collaboration with Jacques Godbout.
1970 Founds l’Illettré, with Victor-Lévy Beaulieu, Jean-Marie Poupart, Jean-Claude Germain and Michel Beaulieu.
1969 Publishes Faire sa mort comme faire l’amour, of which Réginald Martel, of La Presse, writes : Pierre Turgeon makes a sensational entrance into our literature. There are few writers from here who could not envy him for his extraordinary art of writing.
1968-1975 Journalist at Perspectives, literary critic at Radio-Canada.
1967 Bachelor of Arts, Collège Sainte-Marie.
1947 Born in Quebec City, October 9.