The 20th edition of the Writing Festival of the Americas, which took place in various locations from December 3 to 5, 2020, presented a theatrical adaptation of Maryse Condé’s bestselling novel “The Migration of Hearts. A series of three radio performances were on the menu during the Festival.
Founded in March 2000, the Prix des Amériques association under the leadership of Marie Huygues seeks to promote literature by inviting writers to share their experiences for almost a week in a real reading party. This 20th edition is a tribute to a woman of letters very appreciated in the circle of Men of Letters, who devoted her entire life to literature.
Maryse Condé, whose real name is Maryse Liliane Appoline Boucolon, was born on 11 February 1937 in Pointe-à-Pitre, Guadeloupe. She is a journalist, literature teacher and French-speaking writer. She has published such well-known books as Segou (1984-1985), Moi, tituba sorcière, Traversée de la mangrove and La vie sans fards.
Maryse Condé founded the Centre for French and Francophone Studies at Columbia University in the United States. At 83 today, she lives with her family in Gordes, France.