‘Acadie’ authors will head to Paris for cultural award _lowres


The writers/directors of the book “Acadie Then and Now: A People’s History” have been named winners of le Prix France-Acadie 2015.

Warren Perrin and Mary Broussard Perrin, of Lafayette, and Phil Comeau, of Montreal, collaborated on the project. This is the first time a book with Louisiana content has won this international award.

The award ceremony will take place Nov. 20 in Paris.

“Acadie Then and Now” is a comprehensive study of the Acadians around the world and includes an international collection of articles from 55 authors that chronicle the historical and contemporary realities of the Acadian and Cajun people worldwide, a news release said.

Le Prix France-Acadie is an initiative of the French association Amitiés France — Acadie, created in 1976 and is supported by the Foundation of France. The association’s mission is to develop cultural and friendly relations between Acadians and French and to strengthen the ties between Canada and the World Francophone community.

For more information, contact Warren Perrin at (337) 501-3049 or perrin@plddo.com.