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Dany Laferriere joins les Immortels

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http://www.editionsboreal.qc.ca/catalogue/auteurs/dany-laferriere-1528.htmlA favourite author of many of the bloggers here, Dany Laferriere (M) has received what is perhaps the the highest praise that can be be bestowed on a French writer.

He has been admitted to Académie française.

He now holds chair no. 2 as a member of les Immortels, a 40 member organization who acts as France’s official authority on all matters relating to the French language. Dany is both the first Quebecer and the first Haitian to be inducted.

All of this points to the simple fact that Dany Laferriere is an extraordinary and supremely gifted writer. Fortunately many of his works have also been translated into English by David Homel, including one of my favourite books of all time, The Return (M).

So don’t delay any longer.  Read Dany Laferriere!  Re-read Dany Laferriere. Highly recommended by Académie française (and the bloggers at thereader.ca).

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