Haitian writer Evelyne Trouillot to speak View All Events Renown Haitian Writer Evelyne Trouillot will speak (in English) about today's Haiti, and she will address the reconstruction of the country from a feminist perspective. Evelyne Trouillot is a Professor at the State University of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. She is the writer of award-winning novels (Rosalie l’Infâme on slavery and La mémoire aux abois on the Duvalier dictatorship), works of poetry (in French and Creole), numerous short stories, an award-winning play (Le bleu de l’île), and essays on education in Haiti. In 2004 Trouillot received the Prix de la romancière francophone du Club Soroptimist de Grenoble for Rosalie l’infâme. In 2005 her Le bleu de l’île, received the Beaumarchais award from ETC Caraïbe. Her novel, La Mémoire Aux Abois, published in France by Éditions Hoëbeke in May 2010, presents a powerful view of the Duvalier dictatorship in Haiti; it received the prestigious award Le prix Carbet de la Caraibe et du Tout-Monde in December 2010. Co-sponsored by the Department of Modern Languages and Literature, the English department, the Multicultural Center, the Center for Women and Gender, and the Campus Events Committee.