Lynda Thalie (born in Oran, Algeria on 25 June 1978) is a Canadian singer-songwriter of Algerian origin. Her family immigrated to Canada and resided in Quebec province since 1994. She has released three albums and has also written her autobiography entitled Survivre aux naufrages published in 2011. Personal life Lynda Thalie never knew her father close, as he had left the family when she was young never to return again. Thalie emigrated to Canada with her mother and brother. She recounts the devastating effect of the loss of her father on her and her family.