Edwidge Danticat

A 2009 MacArthur Fellow, EDWIDGE DANTICAT is the author of several books, including BREATH, EYES, MEMORY, an Oprah Book Club selection; the short story collection KRIK? KRAK!, a National Book Award finalist, as well as THE FARMING OF BONES, THE DEW BREAKER, CREATE DANGEROUSLY, and CLAIRE OF THE SEA LIGHT. She is also the editor of THE BUTTERFLY’S WAY: VOICES FROM THE HAITIAN DYASPORA IN THE UNITED STATES, BEST AMERICAN ESSAYS 2011, HAITI NOIR, and HAITI NOIR 2. Danticat has written six books for children and young adults: ANACONA, BEHIND THE MOUNTAINS, EIGHT DAYS, THE LAST MAPOU, MAMA’S NIGHTENGALE, and UNTWINE, as well as a travel narrative, AFTER THE DANCE. Her memoir, BROTHER, I’M DYING, was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2008 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. Danticat’s most recent book, a work of nonfiction, THE ART OF DEATH: WRITING THE FINAL STORYwas published in July 2017.

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