[Many thanks for Peter Jordens for bringing this item to our attention.] HaitiLibre reports that as part of the Latin America and Caribbean Week in France, the Embassy of Haiti in France, Haitian poet James Noël received a decoration by the French Senate. On May 24, 2018, the author received the Caribbean Award of the Association of French Language Writers (ADELF) for his book Belle merveille (Éditions Zulma). HaitiLibre writes:
This decision to nominate Noël was motivated by the quality of his works, especially in the field of poetry, already rewarded with various prizes including “Belle merveille” is a vibrant tribute, on seismic love fund, to his country.
With this decoration, the Embassy would like, on behalf of the Government, to encourage its dedication to creating bridges promoting exchanges and cultural diversity, particularly through its artistic and literary magazine “IntranQu’illités”, whose publications are regularly welcomed by professionals in the literature sector of both countries.