With his novel entitled « The little blue girl », the native of Les Cayes, Luis Bernard Henry, won the 46th edition of the Haitian literary prize Henri Deschamps. By receiving the award, he becomes at the age of 24 the youngest recipient of the award since its founding in 1975.
If since the end of last week, information has circulated on the web suggesting that the Henri Deschamps Prize went to Luis Bernard Henry, it is this Monday, November 22, 2021 that the Lucienne Deschamps Foundation made this information official.
Indeed, it was on the Maison Henri Deschamps Facebook page, where it promotes educational items available for sale, that the team congratulated Henry for winning the award and being the youngest winner since its inception.
Student in Political Sciences and Legal Sciences at the State University of Haiti, Luis Bernard Henry was this year 2021 the second winner of the 10th edition of the Prize for the French-speaking text of contemporary theatrical writing in the Caribbean / ETC Caribbean with his text. It was his text entitled « La terre des brûlés » that won him this award.
Remember that in 2020, the Lucienne Deschamps Foundation, which awards the prize each year, was unable to do so, perhaps because of the new coronavirus pandemic. As a result, Luis Bernard Henry succeeds Fedias Stanislas who won, in 2019, the 45th edition for his novel “Konfidans”.
“The Henri Deschamps Literary Prize, placed under the supervision of the Lucienne Deschamps Foundation, crowns each year a work written in French and / or in Creole on a theme of fictional literature which encompasses: the novel, poetry, essay fiction, storytelling, short story, literary criticism and theater. It can also reward a work of a historical nature ”, one can read on the official site of the Lucienne Deschamps Foundation.