Naivo is a journalist, novelist, and scholar from Madagascar. His historical novel Beyond the Rice Fields (Restless Books, 2017), about the devastating effects that colonialism wrought upon the country in the early nineteenth century, is the first novel from Madagascar ever to be translated into English. Naivo is also the author of the collection of stories Madagascar entre poivre et vanilla: Petits portraits à plume débridée, and his latest novel, Menamaso, has just been released in French. He lives in Ottawa, Canada.