Madison Smartt Bell — American Novelist born on August 01, 1957,

Madison Smartt Bell is an American novelist. He is known for his trilogy of novels about Toussaint Louverture and the Haitian Revolution, published 1995–2004... (wikipedia)

I had been an abject fan of Robert Stone since the early eighties, when I borrowed a copy of 'A Flag for Sunrise' to read on a plane to Rome. I was twenty-something, with a first novel under my belt.
To me, there is nothing more soothing than the song of a mosquito that can't get through the mesh to bite you.
I have always had a mystical attitude toward inspiration. That's my nature.
I don't call myself a very good Christian, but I think I know one when I see one, and I also think I know when I don't.
Since the 1960s, exile for Haitians is a condition that ends only to begin again.