Yannick Lahens took home the 2020 Caribbean Carbet Literary Prize. Yannick Lahens Facebook Images

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

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Onz Chery is a Haiti correspondent for Go West Now. Chery started his journalism career as a City College of New York student with The Campus. He later wrote for First Touch, local soccer leagues in New York and Elite Sports New York before joining Go West Now in 2019.

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