Edwidge Danticat

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Edwidge Danticat is the author of numerous books, including Claire of the Sea Light, a New York Times notable book; Brother, I’m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner; and The Dew Breaker, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and winner of the inaugural Story Prize. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she has been published in The New Yorker, The New York Times, and elsewhere. She lives in Miami.She lives in Miami.

Posts By This Author

The Possibility of Heaven

by Edwidge Danticat 01-05-2015

"After all, hadn't God led me here so you and I can deal with this together?" my mother said. 

House of Prayer and Dreams

by Edwidge Danticat 03-14-2013

A rendering of the reconstructed cathedral.

Haiti's once and future cathedral is a place of healing and memory.

Living and Loving Through Tragedy

by Edwidge Danticat 03-01-2010
What happens when your world comes to an end? A Haitian-American writer reflects on the earthquake and its aftermath.

Haiti: Living and Loving Through Tragedy

by Edwidge Danticat 02-02-2010

I was at the supermarket at my home in Florida with my two young daughters when my sister-in-law called to ask if I'd heard that there had been an earthquake in Haiti. I was a bit stunned. "Earthquake?" I said. Are you sure? She said it was 7.0. That didn't quite register for me. Then she said it was catastrophic.

Significant Others

by Edwidge Danticat 11-01-2009
Can an author save her parents though her books?

The Indigo Girl

by Edwidge Danticat 12-01-2004

Between Haiti and the streets of Brooklyn.

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