Two Lines Press
September 14, 2021
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About the Author
Carl de Souza is a Mauritian novelist, short story writer, and academic. He began writing in French around 1980, with Halley's La Cométe receiving the Pierre Renaud Prize in Mauritius in 1986. His works are based on the history of Mauritius and its people. Kaya Days, a dramatization of the race riots following the death of the seggae singer Kaya, will be published by Two Lines Press in 2021 in translation from French by Jeffrey Zuckerman. It is his first work to be translated into English. He lives in Mont Piton, Mauritius.
Jeffrey Zuckerman is digital editor of Music & Literature Magazine. His translations from French include Ananda Devi's Eve Out of Her Ruins (Deep Vellum, 2016) and Antoine Volodine's Radiant Terminus (Open Letter, 2017) as well as numerous texts by Marie Darrieussecq, Hervé Guibert, Régis Jauffret, and Kaija Saariaho, among others. A graduate of Yale University, his writing and translations have appeared in Best European Fiction, The Los Angeles Review of Books, The Paris Review Daily, Tin House, and Vice. He is a recipient of a 2016 PEN/Heim Translation fund grant for his translation from the French of The Complete Stories of Hervé Guibert. He was named a Top 20 Translator Under 40 by Culture Trip.