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Edwidge Danticat


Edwidge Danticat was born in Port-au-Prince in 1969. Her parents emigrated to New York when she was very young and she was brought up by an aunt, who influenced her love for story-telling. At the age of twelve, she joined her parents in the USA. She took a B.A. in French literature from Barnard College. She completed a Master’s at Brown where her thesis was Breath, Eyes, Memory. Though a US citizen and writing in English, her work is very influenced by her native country. In addition to novels for adults, she has also written children’s books.

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Award-Winning Novelist Edwidge Danticat Blasts”Discriminatory and Brutal” U.S. Asylum Policy in Death of Uncle
Island Memories (profile)
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A Little While (Danticat on the 2010 earthquake in Haiti)


1991 Krik? Krak! (stories)
1994 Breath, Eyes, Memory (novel)
1998 The Farming of the Bones (novel)
2002 After the Dance: A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti (Crown Journeys) (travel)
2002 Behind the Mountains (young adult)
2004 The Dew Breaker (novel)
2005 Anacaona, Golden Flower (young adult)
2007 Brother, I’m Dying (memoir)
2010 Eight Days (juvenile)
2010 Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work (essays)
2013 Claire of the Sea-Light (novel)
2015 Mama’s Nightingale (children’s)
2015 Untwine (juvenile)
2017 The Art of Death : Writing the Final Story (memoir)
2019 Everything Inside (stories)
2019 My Mommy Medicine (children’s)
2020 Beginnings and Salt: Essays on a Journey through Writing and Literature
2024 We’re Alone (novel)