People are unhappy when they get something too easily. You have to sweat–that’s the only moral they know.
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|Birth:||13th April, 1953|
Dany Laferrière was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. He is a Haitian - Canadian novelist and journalist who writes in French. He worked as a journalist in Haïti before moving to Canada in 1976. He also worked as a journalist in Canada, and hosted television programming for the TQS network. He published his first novel, Comment faire l'amour avec un nègre sans se fatiguer in 1985. The novel was later adapted into a screenplay by Laferrière and Richard Sadler, earning a Genie Award nomination for best adapted screenplay at the 11th Genie Awards in 1990. The 2005 film Heading South was adapted from three of his short stories. In 2009, Laferrière won the prestigious Prix Médicis for his 11th novel, L'énigme du retour. On 3 June 2014, he was awarded the International Literature Award by the House of World Cultures for his novel The Return.
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