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Author Dany Laferrière Seeks to Inspire All Writers in Pyjamas

February 12th, 2013 | Posted by Veronica Louis in Authors

An article by Veronica Louis for

Photo: C. Beauregard

Photo: C. Beauregard

In 2010, we couldn’t turn on the radio or pick up the paper without hearing about Dany Laferrière’s L’Énigme du retour (The Return). The Prix Médicis-winning novel is the fascinating first-hand account of the author’s return to Haiti after 33 years in exile. This past January also saw the release of The World is Moving Around Me, the English translation of his heart-wrenching Tout bouge autour de moi. The book, a lyrical description of the moments, hours and days following Haiti’s terrible 7.3 magnitude earthquake in 2010, is nothing short of remarkable. (more…)


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