Edwidge Danticat is a Top 100 AALBC.com Bestselling Author Making Our List 13 Times
Edwidge Danticat is Currently #9 in Voting for Favorite Author of the 21st Century
Edwidge Danticat was Voted the #27 Favorite Author of the 20th Century
Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti and moved to the United States when she was twelve. She is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; and The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner for The Dew Breaker. She is also the editor of The Butterfly's Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States and The Beacon Best of 2000: Great Writing by Men and Women of All Colors and Cultures.
Danticat's other honors include the National Book Critics Circle Award, for Brother, I'm Dying and she was a National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner; and a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and winner of the inaugural Story Prize. She is also a recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship.
Danticat earned a degree in French Literature from Barnard
College, where she won the 1995 Woman of Achievement Award, and later an MFA from Brown
University. She lives in Miami with her husband and daughter.
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