Douna Loup

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Douna Loup (born 1982) is an award-winning Swiss writer.

She was born in Geneva and grew up in the Drôme area of France. Loup began writing for children's theatre. She spent six months working in an orphanage in Madagascar. In 2010, she published Mopaya, Récit d'une traversée du Congo à la Suisse based on interviews with Gabriel Nganga Nseka. Her first novel L'embrasure was published by the Mercure de France in 2010. It received the Schiller Prize Découverte, the Prix Senghor [fr] for first francophone novel , the Prix Dentan and the Prix Thyde-Monnier from the Société des gens de lettres. It was followed by a second novel Les lignes de ta paume in 2012 which was awarded the Prix des jeunes romancier du Salon du livre du Touquet. In 2015, she published L’Oragé; it received the Grand prix du roman métis [fr] and the jury's prize from the Salon du livre et de la presse de Genève [fr].[1][2][3][4]

Her play Et après le soleil se lève received the Prix de la Société Suisse des Auteurs.[1]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Douna Loup" (in French). Maison des écrivains et de la littérature.
  2. ^ "Douna Loup". Petites Fugues (in French).
  3. ^ "Douna Loup". LittératureSuisse (in French).
  4. ^ "12 Swiss authors from Romandie in Francfort en français 2017". Pro Helvetia – Swiss Arts Council.