Dany Laferriere

Dany Laferriere Biography

Dany Laferriere is a Haitian and Canadian novelist and journalist.

Dany Laferriere Born in Port-au-Prince, Haïti, on 17 April 1953 and raised in Petit Goave, Dany Laferriere worked as a journalist in Haiti before moving to Canada in 1976. He also worked as a journalist in Canada, and hosted television programming for the TQS network.

Dany Laferriere published his first novel, Comment faire l'amour avec un negre sans se fatiguer (How to Make Love to a Negro Without Getting Tired) in 1985.

The novel was later adapted into a screenplay by Laferriere and Richard Sadler, earning a Genie Award nomination for best adapted screenplay at the 11th Genie Awards in 1990.

The film adaptation of the novel starred Isaach De Bankole and was directed by Jacques W. Benoit.

He writes his novels exclusively in French, although many have been published in English with translations by David Homel.

The 2005 film Heading South (Vers Le Sud) was adapated from three of his short stories.

Dany Laferriere currently divides his time between Montreal, Quebec and Miami, Florida.


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