Évelyne Trouillot was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, January 2, 1954. She was the daughter of Ernst Trouillot and Anne-Marie Morisset. After completing secondary school, she left for the United States, where she studied languages and education at the university level.
In 1987, Trouillot returned to Haiti, where she teaches French at the State University. In 2002, Évelyne, her daughter Nadève Ménard, and her brother Lyonel, founded Pré-Texte, a writer's organization that sponsors reading and writing workshops.
Her work has been translated into German, English, Spanish, and Italian and has been published in magazines in Cuba, France, Mexico, and Canada.
Tracy Denean Sharpley-Whiting called Rosalie l’infâme "A wonderful contribution to the corpus of Francophone women writers in the Caribbean".
Awards and honours
In 2012, Trouillot received the Canute A. Brodhurst Prize for short fiction from the magazine The Caribbean Writer.
- La chambre interdite, short story collection (1996)
- Sans parapluie de retour, poetry (2001)
- Parlez-moi d’amour, stories (2002)
- Rosalie l’infâme, novel (2003), received the Prix de la romancière francophone awarded by the Soroptimist Club of Grenoble, published in English as The Infamous Rosalie (2013)
- L'ile De Ti Jean, children's book (2003)
- Plidetwal, poetry (2005), in Creole
- Le Bleu de l’île, play (2005), received the Prix Beaumarchais from the Ecritures Théâtrale Contemporaines en Caraïbe
- Le Mirador aux étoiles, novel (2007)
- La mémoire aux abois, novel (2010), received the Prix Carbet de la Caraïbe et du Tout-Monde, translated into English as Memory at Bay (2015)
- La fille à la guitare / Yon fi, yon gita, yon vwa, children's literature (2012), in French and Creole
- Absences sans frontières, novel (2013)
- "Par la fissure de mes mots", poetry (2014)
- Le Rond Point, novel (2015), received the Prix Barbancourt
- Je m'appelle Fridhomme, short stories, C3Editions, 2017
- Désirée Congo, novel (2020), French Edition, September 24, 2020