Bocas Lit Fest

Edwidge Danticat

Author
Haiti, USA

Edwidge Danticat is the Haitian-American author of numerous award-winning books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; The Farming of Bones; The Dew Breaker; Create Dangerously, inaugural winner of the OCM Bocas Prize for Non-Fiction in 2011; Claire of the Sea Light; and Everything Inside, winner of the 2020 OCM Bocas Prize for Fiction. 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. She  has written seven books for children and young adults, Anacaona, Behind the Mountains, Eight Days, The Last MapouMama’s Nightingale, Untwine, My Mommy Medicine, 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.  She is a 2009 MacArthur fellow, a 2018 Ford Foundation “The Art of Change” fellow, and the winner of the 2018 Neustadt International Prize and the 2019 St. Louis Literary Award.

Awards

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
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