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iciHaiti - Literature : The writer Makenzy Orcel laureate of Prix Louis-Guilloux 2016
24/04/2016 09:51:43

iciHaiti - Literature : The writer Makenzy Orcel laureate of Prix Louis-Guilloux 2016
The jury of Prix Louis-Guilloux as just unveiled the laureate of Prix Louis-Guilloux 2016 (Founded in 1983), it is the Haitian writer Makenzy Orcel for his third novel "L'ombre animale" published in January 2016 to Zulma editions.

This Prix is presented annually to a French-language works with a "human dimension of a generous thought, refusing any Manichaeism, any sacrifice of the individual in favor of ideological abstractions" The Prix Louis-Guilloux will be awarded to Makenzy Orcel, May 27, at 7 p.m. at the library "Le Forum des Champs" in Saint-Brieuc (France).

Learn more about Makenzy Orcel :
Makenzy Orcel was born in Haiti in 1983. After studies in linguistics, he left the university to devote himself to writing. Following the earthquake in January 2010, he wrote his first novel "Les immortelles" for which he received the Prix Thyde-Monnier from the "société des Gens de lettres". In 2011, he published "Les latrines" n which he continues his exploration of the lowlands, in the maze of slums of Port-au-Prince. In 2012, the Reflection and Action Group for a New Haiti (GRAHN) awarded him the French-speaking Literature of the year Prize. In January 2016, he published his third novel "L'ombre animale" to Zulma Editions.

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