Monique Polak is a writer from Montreal, Quebec. She has published 12 novels for young adults. Her novel What World Is Left won the 2009 Quebec Writers’ Federation Award for Children’s and Young Adult Literature. In 2014 her book Hate Mail won the same prize. A graduate of Marianopolis College in Montreal in 1979, she teaches English and Humanities there since 1983.
Monique is also a freelance journalist. Her articles appear regularly in The Montreal Gazette and other Postmedia newspapers across the country. Several of her feature stories have also been published in Maclean's Magazine.