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

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. . . .

Parul Sehgal, The New York Times

Slave Old Man is Chamoiseau’s strongest work since his masterpiece, Texaco . . . Slave Old Man is a cloudburst of a novel, swift and compressed — but every page pulses, blood-warm. . . .


Books by Patrick Chamoiseau

Creole Folktales

Patrick Chamoiseau

Slave Old Man
A Novel

Patrick Chamoiseau