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Philippe Panneton, who writes under the name of Ringuet, was born in Trois-Rivières, Quebec, in 1895, and was educated at Laval University and the University of Montreal. During his college years, he was connected with a group of young French-Canadian intellectuals know as the Nigog. After he received the degree of Doctor of Medicine in 1920, Panneton spent several years in Paris doing post-graduate work. He then returned to Montreal, where he opened a practice, and later joined the staff of the University of Montreal as a professor of Medicine. He continued his interest in literature and writing, and was one of the founders and sometimes president of the French Canadian Academy. In 1956, Panneton was appointed Canadian ambassador to Portugal.

Panneton is perhaps best known for his novel Trente Arpents, freely translated Thirty Acres, which was first published in Paris in 1938. This novel won the Grand Prix du Roman of the French Academy in 1939, and the Governor General's Award in Canada in 1940.

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