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Johary Ravaloson is an author and visual artist, in addition to his day job as a lawyer. Born in Antananarivo, Madagascar, in 1965, he has lived and studied in Paris and Reunion, before returning to his hometown in 2007. He has won numerous prizes for his novels and short stories, including the Grand Prix de l’Océan Indien and the Prix roman de la Réunion des livres. Along with his wife, contemporary artist Sophie Bazin, he founded a new publishing house in the 2000s, starting a new trend of in-country publishing in Madagascar and Reunion. His most recent novel, Vol à vif, is being published simultaneously in France and Madagascar in February 2016.

The Enchanted Island by Johary Ravaloson, Translated by Allison M. Charette

  For some time now, Ietsé would wake up, even though there was likely nothing that should have been disturbing his nights. Often, at these moments, no crickets were chirping, and no owl was hooting, barn or otherwise. It seemed that the bats had paused their voracious fluttering, and their furless wings neither produced their […]