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Haiti - Culture : Lyonel Trouillot award recipient of the Geneva Book Fair
26/04/2012 12:27:23

Haiti - Culture : Lyonel Trouillot award recipient of the Geneva Book Fair
The Haitian writer Lyonel Trouillot, has received the award of the Geneva Book Fair for his novel "La belle amour humaine" (The beautiful human love), have announced yesterday Wednesday, the organizers of the event. The winner of the first edition of this newcomer on the scene of the French award was announced at the first day of the Geneva Book Fair, which runs until Sunday, April 29.

This award recognizes a novel written in French, published between February of last year and February of the Year underway, and bearer of the "spirit of Geneva", that is to say "the affirmation of the power of the freedom of expression, humanism and the debate of ideas."

"La belle amour humaine" released in August 2011, published by Actes Sud, has previously obtained the Grand Prix du Roman Métis in 2011 and was a finalist in the 2011 Goncourt.

Trouillot, depicts in his novel a Haitian and a stranger with two voices, staggered, merge at the end of the novel. "This world produces discomfort, that's what I'm talking about in this book of fragments of reality, in particular on predators who run Haiti and that leave nothing for others," says the author.

Learn more about Lyonel Trouillot :
Born in Port-au-Prince in 1956, where he still lives, Lyonel Trouillot left Haïti a few time to take refuge in the United States to escape the repression under Jean-Claude Duvalier in early 1980... but he never left the island forever. Lyonel Trouillot, fascinated by the literature from an early age, collaborated in various newspapers and magazines of Haiti and of the Diaspora in which he has published numerous poems and critical essays, he also wrote some texts of songs performed by Tambou Libète, Manno Charlemagne, Toto Bissainthe, Jean Coulanges and Atis Endepandan.

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