Louky Bersianik is the author of L 'Euguélionne (1976), considered the first great feminist novel of Quebec. An English translation, The Eugelionne, appeared in 1982 . In 1979, she spent a year in Crete to write Le Pique-nique sur l'Acropole (Picnic on the Acropolis). Her latest novel, Permafrost, appeared in 1997. She has written several books of poetry and published numerous essays, including "Les Agénésies du vieux monde" (1982) ("Agenesias of the Old World ," a translation, appeared inTrivia 7). "For me," she has written, "the question of political engagement overlaps with the question of writing. One is always engaged in one's own consciousness."