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Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat

Haiti, USA


Edwidge Danticat is the author of seventeen books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist, The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner; the novels-in-stories, The Dew Breaker and Claire of the Sea Light, and The Art of Death, a National Book Critics Circle finalist for Criticism. She has also written seven books for young adults and children, as well as a travel narrative, After the Dance: A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel and a collection of essays, Create Dangerously (winner of the 2011 OCM Bocas Prize for Non-Fiction). 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 is a 2009 MacArthur Fellow, a 2018 Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellow, a 2018 winner of the Neustadt Prize, a 2019 winner of the Saint Louis Literary Award, a 2020 United States Artist Fellow, a 2020 winner of the Vilceck Prize, and a 2023 winner of the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. Her most recent book, Everything Inside: Stories, won the OCM Bocas Prize for Fiction, The Story Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Fiction Prize. She is currently the Wun Tsun Tam Mellon Professor of the Humanities in the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University.


2011 OCM Bocas Prize for Nonfiction Winner2020 OCM Bocas Prize for Fiction WinnerOCM Bocas Prize for Caribbean Literature

Years Attended

2020 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2024 Adult’s Festival Participant, 2024 Featured Speaker
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