Yanick Lahens

Yanick Lahens, considered one of Haiti’s most prominent authors, was born in Port-au- Prince. She moved to France where she attended university before returning to Haiti to teach literature at the Ecole Normale Supérieure (ENS) and Université d’Etat d’Haïti (UEH), in addition to working at the Haitian Ministry of Culture. Known for her vivid portrayals of life in Haiti, Lahens is the author of a collection of critical essays and articles for Caribbean publications, including Chemins critiques, Cultura, and Boutures. She has published three collections of short stories and several award-winning novels. She was awarded the 2014 Prix Femina for Moonbath, and that same year was named Officier des Arts et des Lettres by the French Embassy in Haiti in recognition for her work in promoting French culture and literature throughout the world.