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Ananda Devi

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Ananda Devi

Born in Mauritius, Ananda Devi is one of the leading francophone writers of the Indian Ocean. Winner of the 2024 Neustadt Prize and the 2023 Prix de la langue française, she is the author of novels, short stories, nonfiction, and poetry....

She has received several literary awards, including the Cinq continents de la Francophonie prize, the Louis Guilloux prize, the Mokanda prize, and the Prix du rayonnement de la langue et de la littérature française awarded by the French Academy. Her books published with Editions Gallimard in France include Eve de ses décombres (2006), Indian Tango (2007), Le sari vert (2009), Les hommes qui me parlent (2011), Les jours vivants (2013), and L’ambassadeur triste (2015). Her works available in English translation are Indian Tango, translated by Jean Anderson (Host Publications, 2011); Eve out of her Ruins, translated by Jeffrey Zuckerman (Les Fugitives and Deep Vellum, 2016; Speaking Tiger, 2017); The Living Days, translated by Jeffrey Zuckerman (Feminist Press, 2019); and When the Night Agrees to Speak to Me, translated by Kazim Ali (Harper Perennial, 2021).

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