Josaphat-Robert Large (1942-2017)


Haitian-American poet, novelist, and art critic Josaphat-Robert Large (born on November 15, 1942) passed away on October 28, 2017. [For previous post, see New Book: Josaphat-Robert-Large, La-fragmentation de l’etre.]

Josaphat-Robert Large was born in Haiti in 1942. He left Haiti in 1963, after being arrested during a student strike against the regime of Papa Doc Duvalier. He studied English at Columbia University and photography at New York institute of Photography. After receiving the Prix Littéraire des Caraïbes in 2003 for his novel Les terres entourées de larmes [Lands Surrounded by Tears], he was nominated for the prestigious Haitian Grand Literary Prize [Prix littéraire des Caraïbes] of 2004 (along with writers such as Edwige Danticat, Dany Laferriere, René Depestre, and others). He is a founding member of La Troupe de Théâtre Kouidor and frequently wrote for Haitian newspapers.

For biography (and photo above) at


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