Inflammation du verbe vivre
Published by Leméac Éditeur / Actes Sud; distributed by Socadis
Who is Wajdi Mouawad?
Wajdi Mouawad wins his second Governor General’s Literary Award in 2016 with Inflammation du verbe vivre. He is a writer, director and actor known for his powerful work in theatre. Littoral, the first play in his tetralogy of plays Le sang des promesses, won the GG Books award in 2000. His many prestigious honours include: Chevalier of the Ordre national des arts et des lettres in France, Officer of the Order of Canada and Chevalier of the Ordre national du Québec. His novel Anima was awarded the Grand Prix Thyde Monnier by the Société des Gens de Lettres and translated into several languages. Born in Lebanon, Wajdi Mouawad grew up in France before moving to Québec. He is currently the director of the Théâtre national de la Colline, in Paris.