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iciHaiti - Literature : Louis-Philippe Dalembert, winner of the Prix France-Bleu
30/05/2017 10:54:21

iciHaiti - Literature : Louis-Philippe Dalembert, winner of the Prix France-Bleu
On Monday, the jury of the 4th Book Prize "France Bleu / Page des libraires" distinguished, the Haitian writer Louis-Philippe Dalembert for his novel "Avant que les ombres s'effacent" published in March by the editions Sabine Wespieser, considered as the "Best French-speaking novel of the summer" by the jury.

This novel traces the story of Dr. Ruben Schwarzberg, born in 1913,in a Polish Jewish family. Emigrated to Haiti in 1939 by a government decree authorizing the consulates to issue passports to the Jews, he spent most of his life on the island. In 2010, after the quake, he finds the granddaughter of his late Aunt Ruth and agrees to return for her on the family history.

Let's not forget that Louis-Philippe Dalembert is also, with this novel, one of the 5 finalists of the Prix Orange du Livre 2017, which will be awarded this Tuesday, May 30 https://www.icihaiti.com/en/news-21001-icihaiti-literature-haitian-writer-dalembert-finalist-of-the-prix-orange-2017.html

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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