Thursday, December 12, 2013

Novelist Dany Laferrière first Haitian Quebecer admitted to l’Académie Française

MONTRÉAL — Quebec writer Dany Laferrière has been admitted to l’Académie française.

He becomes the first Haitian Quebecer elected to the prestigious institution.

The other five candidates were Catherine Clément, Yves-Denis Delaporte, Arthur Pauly, Jean-Claude Perrier and Georges Tayar.

Born in Port-au-Prince in 1953, Laferrière published his first novel, Comment faire l’amour avec un nègre sans se fatiguer (How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired), in 1985. He won the Prix Médicis in 2009 for L’énigme du retour. His most recent book, Journal d’un écrivain en pyjama, was published this year by Editions Memory Inkwell.

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