755. Emmelie ProphèteBy TNB Editors
January 23, 2022
Emmelie Prophète is the author of the novel Blue, available from Amazon Crossing. Translated by Tina Kover. It is the official January pick of The Nervous Breakdown Book Club.
Born in Port-au-Prince, where she still resides, Prophète is a poet, novelist, journalist, and director of the National Library of Haiti. Blue (Le testament des solitudes), earned her the Grand Prix littéraire de l’Association des écrivains de langue française (ADELF) in 2009. Her other publications include Le reste du temps (2010), which tells the story of her special relationship with journalist Jean Dominique, who was murdered in 2000; Impasse Dignité (2012); and Le bout du monde est une fenêtre (2015).
Tina Kover translations include Antoine Compagnon’s A Summer with Montaigne and Négar Djavadi’s Disoriental, which won both the Albertine Prize and the Lambda Literary Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Award for Translated Literature and the PEN Translation Prize.
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