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Évelyne Trouillot

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Nationality  Haitian
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Occupation  French professor at Université d'Etat d'Haïti
Language  French, English, Creole
Notable awards  Prix de la romancière francophone du Club Soroptimist de Grenoble · Prix Beaumarchais from the Ecritures Théâtrale Contemporaines en Caraïbe · Prix Carbet de la Caraïbe et du Tout-Monde · Canute A. Brodhurst Prize · Prix Barbancourt (Haiti)
Children  Nadève Ménard (daughter), Shadine Ménard (daughter)
Relatives  Ernst Trouillot (father) Anne Marie Morisset (mother) Lyonel Trouillot (brother) Michel-Rolph Trouillot (brother) Jocelyne Trouillot-Lévy (sister)
Books  The Infamous Rosalie, Memory at Bay

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Évelyne Trouillot (born January 2, 1954) is an award-winning Haitian author, writing in French and Creole.


The daughter of Ernest Trouillot and Anne-Marie Morisset, she was born in Port-au-Prince. After completing secondary school, she left for the United States, where she studied languages and education at the university level. In 1987, Trouillot returned to Haiti, where she teaches French at the State University. In 2002, Évelyne, her daughter Nadève Ménard, and her brother Lyonel, founded Pré-Texte, a writer's organization that sponsors reading and writing workshops.

Her brother Lyonel is also a writer; her sister Jocelyne is a writer and academic. Her brother Michel-Rolph was an anthropologist and academic. The Haitian historian Henock Trouillot was her uncle.

In 2012, Trouillot received the Canute A. Brodhurst Prize for short fiction from the magazine The Caribbean Writer. Her work has been translated into German, English, Spanish, and Italian and has been published in magazines in Cuba, France, Mexico, and Canada.

Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting called Rosalie l’infâme "A wonderful contribution to the corpus of Francophone women writers in the Caribbean".

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Selected works

  • La chambre interdite, short story collection (1996)
  • Sans parapluie de retour, poetry (2001)
  • Parlez-moi d’amour, stories (2002)
  • Rosalie l’infâme, novel (2003), received the Prix de la romancière francophone awarded by the Soroptimist Club of Grenoble, published in English as The Infamous Rosalie (2013)
  • L'ile De Ti Jean, children's book (2003)
  • Plidetwal, poetry (2005), in Creole
  • Le Bleu de l’île, play (2005), received the Prix Beaumarchais from the Ecritures Théâtrale Contemporaines en Caraïbe
  • e Mirador aux étoiles, novel (2007)
  • La mémoire aux abois, novel (2010), received the Prix Carbet de la Caraïbe et du Tout-Monde, translated into English as Memory at Bay (2015)
  • La fille à la guitare / Yon fi, yon gita, yon vwa, children's literature (2012), in French and Creole
  • Absences sans frontières, novel (2013)
  • Le Rond Point, novel (2015), received the Prix Barbancourt
  • References

    Évelyne Trouillot Wikipedia

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