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Dany Laferrière

Dany Laferrière OC OQ is a Haitian-Canadian novelist and journalist who writes in French. He was elected to seat 2 of the Académie française on 12 December 2013, and inducted in May 2015.

Born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and raised in Petit-Goâve, Laferrière 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.

Books by Dany Laferrière

Thereturn The Return


Canadian Haitian

April 13, 1953

Port-au-Prince, Haiti