Yannick Lahens, a 66-year-old writer, has won the 2020 Caribbean Carbet Literary Prize for a collection of her work.
“It’s a great honor for me to be rewarded with one of the most prestigious literary prizes in the French-speaking Caribbean,” Lahens said in an acceptance speech last Saturday. “It’s from Haiti that I most often look at the world, that my words call out to me, question me.”
Lahens’ latest book, “Douces” (Sweets), was published in 2018. She is best-known for “Bain de lune” (Moon Bath), a 2014 novel.
Elie Stephenson, a Guyanese author, and Alfred Alexandre, Martiniquan author, were the co-winners of the award. Source