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PASSIONATE ABOUT CHILDREN’S BOOKS热衷于儿童读物的AMARNATH HOSANY
Amarnath Hosany, passionate about children’s books热衷于儿童读物的 Amarnath Hosany
As an adult, he still has the wonderful imagination of a young child. That is what drives Amarnath Hosany to write children’s books. Last November, his book “Les Papillons de Risha” won the Saint-Exupéry Prize under the Francophonie category, an award recognising works intended for young audiences.作为成年人，Amarnath Hosany 仍具有儿童一般的想象力。这也是他撰写儿童读物的推动力。去年 11 月，他的书《Les Papillons de Risha》获得了法语区圣艾克修佩里（Saint- Exupéry）奖，该奖项为面向未成年受众的作品而设立。He
has the ability to be constantly fascinated by the world. This is where children’s author Amarnath Hosany feels right at home. A few years ago, he left his job as a civil servant at the Quatre Bornes Town Hall to dedicate himself to writing. Since then, an endless stream of ideas for new stories flow into his head.
The author remembers falling in love at a very young age with books borrowed from local libraries: “Stories allow us to travel. We meet characters, emotions, we discover places, cultures, new words. From the start, books were an integral part of my happy childhood. I started to create characters in my head too. At school, I started drawing them, while writing came to me a little later… But I just wasn’t brave enough to publish my stories. During a workshop at the Charles Baudelaire Centre in 2000, this new career started out as I met with professionals who encouraged me to publish my work. “
Thus began Amarnath Hosany’s wonderful adventures with a first book, “The Magic Nectar”. He went on to write books but also scripts for short films. His first participation in an event abroad was at the “Literary Garden” of Sainte Suzanne, in Reunion Island. “This opened my eyes to an entire world built around books. I received a warm welcome. I spoke at 11 schools. I got a glimpse of the writer’s place in society,” he says.