The School of Modern Languages and Applied Linguistics is delighted to welcome the noted Haitian writer Louis-Philippe Dalembert to UL for a reading this coming Thursday evening (10 March) at 5.30pm in S114 (Schuman Building). M. Dalembert will concentrate in this French-language reading on his most recent novel Ballade d’un amour inachevé (Mercure de France, 2013).
All welcome / Venez nombreux !
Louis-Philippe Dalembert was born in Port-au-Prince in 1962. Trained in literature and journalism, he worked first as a journalist in his homeland before leaving in 1986 for France, where he obtained his PhD in comparative literature at the Sorbonne with a dissertation on the Cuban author, Alejo Carpentier. Since leaving Haiti, this polyglot vagabond (he juggles seven languages) has lived in Nancy, Paris, Rome, Jerusalem, Brazzaville, Kinshasa, Florence, and has travelled wherever his steps have taken him ... in the renewed echo of his native land. His work carries the trace of his vagabondage [roaming] (a concept he prefers to that of errance [free-wheeling]) in its permanent tension between two periods (a childhood from which he continues to view the world, and adulthood) and two or more spaces. His works have been translated into Spanish, Italian, German, Danish, English and Serbo-Croatian.
Presentation in English: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis-Philippe_Dalembert
Detailed profile in French: http://ile-en-ile.org/dalembert/
Publisher’s page for Ballade d’un amour inachevé (Mercure de France, 2013):
This reading is presented as part of the Mois de la Francophonie en Irlande (further details here), with support from the Ambassade de France en Irlande.
Organisation / Contact: Dr Michael G Kelly (firstname.lastname@example.org)