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An evening with Kim Thúy, Évelyne Trouillot, and Alain Labonté

We are proud to partner with the NYU Center for French Civilization and Culture to host three international French-speaking accomplished writers. Évelyne Trouillot, Kim Thúy, and Alain Labonté, will read excerpts from their work in English and in French.

About the writers:
Évelyne Trouillot is an award-winning Haitian author, writing in French and Creole. Her work has been translated into German, English, Spanish, and Italian and has been published in magazines in Cuba, France, Mexico, and Canada. She is the recipient of numerous prizes, including the Canute A. Brodhurst Prize for short fiction from the magazine The Caribbean Writer.

Kim Thúy's first novel, Ru (2009), fictionalizes her family's long journey from Vietnam to Quebec and their discovery of their new environment. Ru met with instant critical acclaim, and has been published in several languages.

Alain Labonté is well-known in the cultural world of Quebec. As a songwriter, he wrote for various artists, including Bruno Pelletier, Marc Hervieux, and Annie Villeneuve. As a man of many missions, he is an activist for various non-profits organizations, including Les Impatients (The Restless), which uses the arts to support those suffering from mental illness, and Le Centre Philou, a non-profit providing services to children suffering from multiple disabilities. He is also the organizer of the Quebec’s Literary Pyjama Parties.

This public reading is one of the multiple events taking part in the Five Continents Festival, organized by the NYU Center for French Civilization and Culture and the International Organization of La Francophonie.