Dimitry Elias Leger
Dimitry Elias Légerwas born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, on Sept. 27, 1971. His childhood life alternated between New York City and Port-au-Prince until the age of 14, when he permanently moved to Brooklyn. He is a former deputy editor of The Source magazine, and a former staff writer at Fortune magazine, The Miami Herald and MTV News. His writing has also appeared in The New York Times op-ed page, The Washington Post Book World, and The New York Observer. He became a United Nations advisor for its operations following the 2010 Haiti earthquake.
Léger holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism from St. John’s University. He studied international development in the mid-career masters in public administration program at Harvard Kennedy School of Government. In 2005, he was awarded a global leadership fellowship from the World Economic Forum, the Geneva, Switzerland-based foundation famous for organizing the World Economic Forum, an annual gathering of world leaders and CEOs in Davos, Switzerland. He lives in France near Geneva, Switzerland with his family.
His debut novel, God Loves Haiti was a 2016 PEN/Open Book Award finalist