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Emmanuel Hocquard

1940–2019

Emmanuel Hocquard was born on April 11, 1940. A French poet, essayist, novelist, and translator, Hocquard grew up in Tangiers. He authored over twenty books in French, including The Invention of Glass, translated by Cole Swensen and Rod Smith (Canarium Books, 2012), which was shortlisted for the 2013 Best Translated Book Award; Conditions of Light, translated by Jean-Jacques Poucel (Fence Books/La Presse, 2010); and A Test of Solitude, translated by Rosmarie Waldrop, (Burning Deck, 2000). He died on January 27, 2019. 

Poet Emmanuel Hocquard c. 1981
Photo credit: SOPHIE BASSOULS/LEEMAGE
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