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Évelyne Trouillot

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Évelyne Trouillot lives in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and teaches in the French department at the Université d’État d’Haïti. She published her first book of short stories in 1996. In 2004 Trouillot received the Prix de la romancière francophone du Club Soroptimist de Grenoble for her first novel, Rosalie l’infâme. In 2005 her first piece for the theater, Le bleu de l’île, received the Beaumarchais award from ETC Caraïbe. Trouillot has also published poetry in French and in Creole. Her novel La mémoire aux abois, published in France by Éditions Hoëbeke in May 2010, presents a compelling view of the dictatorship in Haiti and received the prestigious award Le prix Carbet de la Caraibe et du Tout-Monde in December 2010. Her latest novel, Absences sans frontières (Editions Chèvrefeuille étoilée, March 2013), depicts a family in Brooklyn and Port-au-Prince separated by migration. In October 2013 Rosalie l’infâme was published in English translation by the University of Nebraska Press, under the title The Infamous Rosalie.

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