Louis-Philippe Dalembert

Invited to the Books & Music Festival 2017

Louis-Philippe Dalembert was born in Port-au-Prince and currently lives in Paris. Since 1993, he has been publishing works for several editors, in France and in Haiti: short stories (Serpent à plumes since 1993: Le Songe d’une photo d’enfance), poetry, essays (Philippe Rey/Culturesfrance in 2010, with Lyonel Trouillot: Haïti, une traversée littéraire) and novels (the latest one with Mercure de France editions: Noires blessures in 2011 and Ballade d’un amour inachevé in 2013). As a professor, he was invited to several American universities, he has been tenant of Villa Médicis (1994-1995), writer in residence in Jérusalem and Berlin, and laureate of several prizes, including the RFO Prize in 1999, the Casa de las Américas Prize in 2008 and the Thyde Monnier Prize provided by the SGDL in 2013.