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Saint Martin

General presentation

Georges Cocks was born in 1975 in Saint-Martin, but left his native soil at the age of 6 to go and live with his father, who was a farmer in Guadeloupe. He is a poet and novelist. After obtaining a Higher Technical Certificate in Sales, he went to work for a telecommunication company and had the opportunity to take part in several “meet the poet” sessions. In 2003, he wrote his first work, intended for the theatre and entitled Kala-Pani, la malédiction des flots. This was published in 2009, following a competition held by the Guadeloupe General Council with the objective of encouraging creative writing and so widen the repertoire of dramatic works. Georges followed up this success by producing three collections of poems, and in 2010 and 2011 was invited to the Saint-Martin International Book Fair along with such great names in Caribbean literature as Nobel Prize-Winner Derek Walcott. He was also invited to the 2012 Book Fair in Pointe-à-Pitre, where he presented his two most recent works, Les lettres d'Eloïse and Rue François Arago, a detective novel that immerses the reader in the story of a murder set in the heart of Pointe-à-Pitre in the 1930s after the 28 storm. With his determination to make the utmost of Caribbean culture and his seemingly effortless ability to describe a past that never fails to absorb his readers, Georges Cocks’ talent as a writer is no longer in dispute. In 2013, Georges has two eagerly awaited novels coming out: one entitled Les Lettres d’Eloïse, tome 2; and the other Magnitudes 8.

Select bibliography

Rue François Arago. Books On Demand, 2012

Les Lettres d'Eloïse. Books On Demand, 2012

Ramdam des mots - Shindig of words. Books On Demand, 2011

Carnet de Route, Voyage en Afrique. Books On Demand, 2010

Souvenirs d'antan de la Guadeloupe. Books On Demand, 2010

Lettres et Aquarelles. Books On Demand, 2010

Kala-Pani, la malédiction des flots. Books On Demand, 2009

@La Médiathèque Caraïbe

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