Anne Cattaruzza auteur livres

Anne Cattaruzza

Writing a novel is like setting a goal and walking there in your sleep.

Born in France, Canadian award-winning author ANNE CATTARUZZA made herself known as an actress to the Quebec audience in a television series. She also authored Salima, one of her first plays to be produced on stage at the Monument-National of Montreal in 2000. In 2004, she co-produced an audio-book she wrote in which she directed an all-star cast.

On January 24th 2020, Anne won The Kairos Prize at The 28th Movie guide Awards in Los Angeles for her screenplay Searching for Sheida, co-authored with Kim Feeney and based on her first novel.

Searching for Sheida was originally published in French under the title À la recherche de Shéïda by Scripsi Editions in Europe & Quebec in 2014, for which she won the 2016 Word Guild Fiction Award. She was also a finalist in 2017 for the English published version.

Anne released a sequel, Le peuple caché (The Hidden People) in October 2018. Her second novel once again took the prize at The Word Guild Award (French Fiction) last June 2019.

Anne is currently a member of The Word Guild (Christian Canadian Guild of authors) and WIMM (Association of Christian Women in music & media). She was also a member of SACD (Dramatic Society of Authors & Compositors) for ten years.


• Kairos Prize Award-winner for Searching for Sheida, January 2020, Los Angeles, USA
• Word Guild Award-winner for Le peuple caché (The Hidden People), June 2019, Hamilton, CANADA
• Word Guild finalist for Searching for Sheida, June 2017, Toronto, CANADA
• Word Guild Award-winner for À la recherche de Shéïda (French version of Searching for Sheida), June 2016, Toronto, CANADA
• “Festival des Radiophonies” finalist (Radiophonic Festival) for Coppélia, 2004, Paris, FRANCE