Daniel Maximin (born April 9, 1947) is a Guadeloupean novelist, poet, and essayist. Born in Saint-Claude, his family moved to France when he was thirteen. He studied at the Sorbonne and from 1980 to 1989 served as literary director of the journal Présence africaine. He returned to Guadeloupe in 1989 as Regional Director of Cultural Affairs. He was named a knight of the Légion d'honneur in 1993.
- “Sartre Listening to Savages”. Telos 44 (Summer 1980). New York: Telos Press.
- L'Isolé soleil (novel), 1981
- Soufrières (novel), 1987
- Lone Sun, 1989
- L'Invention des désirades (poetry), 2000
- L'Ile et une nuit (novel), 2002
- Tu, c'est l'enfance, 2004 (awarded the Prix Maurice Genevoix)
- Les Fruits du cyclone : Une géopoétique de la Caraïbe, 2006
- Chaulet-Achour, Christiane. La Trilogie caribéenne de Daniel Maximin : Analyse et contrepoint. Paris, Karthala, 2000.
- Kaufman, Janice Horner. Daniel Maximin, Hélène Cixous and Aimé Césaire : Creolization, Intertextuality, and Coiled Myth. New York, Peter Lang, 2006.
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