What a thrilling top 20 story list for 2017. Half of the top ten are written principally in French, often with an English translation - thanks to Guilaine. Last year Greta Alfaro's Greta the Great proved most popular. In 2017, Greta again made the top ten, and we really do love her work, but the top spot went to Guilaine's story about Haitian artist, Thierry Barthole. Christian Present made his presence felt as a writer with three stories in the top 10. Meanwhile Jason rehablilitated Laraaji, Momus and the Blue Aeroplanes in one year. Quite an accomplishment.
Watch out 2018, here we come!
Publisher, Lamontpaul founded outsideleft with Alarcon in 2004 and is hanging on, saying, "I don't know how to stop this, exactly."
Lamontpaul portrait by John Kilduff painted during an episode of John's TV Show, Let's Paint TV
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