Patrick Chamoiseau

Winner, Prix Goncourt

Patrick Chamoiseau is the author of Texaco, which won the Prix Goncourt and was a New York Times Notable Book, as well as Creole Folktales and Slave Old Man (The New Press), among other works. He lives in Martinique.

News and Reviews

THREE New Press Books in Publishers Weekly Best of 2018 List

The New Press is excited to announce that Publishers Weekly

Vanity Fair

A “Hot Type” pick

New York Times Book Review

Imagine Walt Whitman adapting “Apocalypto” and you might approximate the awe and adrenaline of Chamoiseau’s action pastoral.

Sam Sacks, Wall Street Journal

Mr. Chamoiseau writes in a wild medley of French and Creole, sliding from dialect to classical expression like a freeform jazz musician. Linda Coverdale’s translation, the first in English, is gloriously unshackled. . . .


Books by Patrick Chamoiseau

Creole Folktales

Patrick Chamoiseau

Slave Old Man
A Novel

Patrick Chamoiseau