Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat

2002

A native of Haiti, Edwidge Danticat came to the United States at the age of twelve and has lived here ever since. She graduated from Barnard College in 1990 and received an MFA in creative writing from Brown University in 1993. Danticat has written two novels—Breath, Eyes, Memory (1994), and The Farming of Bones(1998)—and many short stories, some of which are collected in the volume Krik? Krak! (1994). In 1995, Krik? Krak! was a National Book Award finalist. In 1996,Granta included her among the twenty best American novelists. She has received the Pushcart Prize for short fiction, and The Farming of Bones received the Before Columbus Foundation's American Book Award. Breath, Eyes, Memorywas a selection of the Oprah Winfrey Book Club in 1998.

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