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iciHaiti - Literature : Haitian writer Dalembert finalist of the Prix Orange 2017
21/05/2017 09:04:37

iciHaiti - Literature : Haitian writer Dalembert finalist of the Prix Orange 2017
The novel "Avant que les ombres s’effacent" (Before the Shadows Fade) by Louis Philippe Dalembert, published in March 2017 by Editions Sabine Wespleser, which tells the story of the Jews who found refuge in Haiti before and during the Second World War, is among the 5 finalists of the 9th Edition of the Prix du Livre Orange 2017, with a prize of 15,000 euros.

The jury is chaired by Erik Orsenna, is composed of the authors Vincent Message, winner 2016, Laurence Cossé, Benoit Duteurtre, Alain Mabanckou and Carole Martinez, booksellers Bénédicte Deprez (Trait d'union in Noirmoutier), Jean-Paul Shafran (Le Bouquetiniste à Val d’Isère) and 7 readers.

The name of the winner of the Prix Orange 2017, will be unveiled to the public at an award ceremony in Paris on 30 May.

Learn More about the Author :
Louis-Philippe Dalembert was born in Port-au-Prince and lives in Paris. Since 1993, he has published in various publishers in France and Haiti, of novels (to the Serpent à plumes from 1993 : Le Songe d'une photo d'enfance), of poetry, fiction (with Philippe Rey / Culturesfrance in 2010, with Lyonel Trouillot: Haïti, une traversée littéraire) and novels (the latest ones at the Mercure de France: Noires blessures en 2011 and Ballade d'un amour inachevé in 2013). Professor invited at various American universities, he was a resident of the Villa Medici (1994-1995), a writer in residence in Jerusalem and Berlin, and was awarded numerous prizes including the RFO prize in 1999, the Casa de las Américas In 2008 and the Thyde Monnier of the SGDL in 2013.

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