For Deogratias, J.P. Stassen won the prestigious Goscinny Prize. Born and raised in Belgium, Stassen has traveled all over the world. His books have been published in many languages, and his remarkable artistry has won him many awards. Some of his works are imbued with the places he lived, such as Tangiers in The Old Frenchman's Bar. From the Maghreb to Latin America, to South Africa and Mozambique, Stassen eventually settled with his family in Rwanda, where they live today.