Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat, photo by Lynn Savarese
Edwidge Danticat, photo by Lynn Savarese

Edwidge Danticat is the author of several books, including Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist, and Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection. She is editor of The Butterfly’s Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States, Best American Essays 2011, and Akashic Books’ Haiti Noir and Haiti Noir 2.

Publishers Weekly describes her 2013 novel, Claire of the Sea Light, as “gorgeous, arresting, profoundly vivid… Danticat once again tells a story that feels as mysterious and magical as a folk tale and as effective and devastating as a newsreel.”

She has written six books for children and young adults: Anacaona, Behind the Mountains, Eight Days, The Last Mapou, Mama’s Nightingale, and Untwine. 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. She was also a 2009 MacArthur Fellow.

Danticat’s newest book, a work of nonfiction titled The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story, was published in July 2017.


selected bibliography

Claire of the Sea Light by Edwidge Danticat
Claire of the Sea Light (2013)
Haiti Noir by Edwidge Danticat
Haiti Noir (2010)
Brother, I'm Dying by Edwidge Danticat
Brother, I’m Dying (2007)
Krik? Krak! by Edwidge Danticat
Krik? Krak! (1996)

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