Aqiil Gopee's biography, fact, career, awards, net worth and life story

Intro Mauritian writer and poet
Is Writer
From Mauritius
Type Literature
Gender male

22 June 1997

Age 24 years
Star sign Cancer

Aqiil Gopee (born 22 June 1997) is a Mauritian writer and poet.

His first book, La Pièce was published in April 2012 by Edilivre Paris, after reception of a jury mention in the Prix du Livre d’Or 2011 competition organised by the Municipality of Quatre-Bornes and presided over by Ananda Devi. Two other books, Fantômes (prefaced by Ananda Devi) and Orgasmes (a collection of poems) came out in 2013, and in 2014, he was proclaimed laureate of the Prix du jeune écrivain de langue française in France for his short-story ‘Loup et Rouge’, a re-writing of the tale of the Little Red Riding Hood, and subsequently invited to the Salon du Livre de Paris to attend the ‘Écrire à 20 ans’ debate. Other awards include The S.I.C.O.M Youth Excellence Award For The Promotion of Literature (2014) and The Prix Jean-Fanchette des Jeunes (2015). His texts are studied at the University of Mauritius.

Published works

La Pièce, novel, Edilivre, 2012Les Hurleuses, short-story, Je Suis Un Vieux Peau-Rouge Qui Ne Marchera Jamais Dans Une File Indienne, L’Atelier d’Écriture, 2012Sous Terre, short-story, Collection Maurice, Immedia, 2012Fantômes, short-story collection,(preface by Ananda Devi), L’Atelier d’Écriture, 2013Orgasmes, poetry collection, L’Atelier d’Écriture, 2013L’homme et la guitare, short-story Collection Maurice, Immedia, 2013Loup et Rouge, short-story Sornettes ou Vérité et autres nouvelles, Buchet-Chastel, 2014Wolves, Dawn, poems, Anthologie de la Poésie Mauricienne Contemporaine d’Expression Française, Acoria, 2014Libellules, short story, Prix Jean-Fanchette des Jeunes, L’Atelier d’Écriture, 2015Electricity, short-story Collection Maurice, Immedia, 2015

Awards and distinctions

Special Mention, Prix du Livre d’Or for ‘La Pièce’, 2011Special Mention, Prix de Poésie Point Barre, for Wolves, 2013Best Local Writer, National Drama Festival of Mauritius, 2013Laureate of the Prix International du Jeune Écrivain de Langue Française for ‘Loup et Rouge’, 2014AEFE Award for ‘Loup et Rouge’, 2014S.I.C.O.M Youth Excellence Award, Mauritius, 2014Prix Jean-Fanchette des Jeunes, 2015Laureate of the Prix International du Jeune Écrivain de Langue Française for ‘La Porte en Fer’, 2016