is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah's Book Club selection, Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist, and The Farming of
Bones, an American Book Award winner, The Dew Breaker and Claire of the Sea Light. She is the editor of The Butterfly’s Way: Voices from the Haitian Diaspora in the United States and The Beacon Best of 2000: Great Writing by Men and Women of All Colors and Cultures, Haiti Noir and Haiti Noir 2, and Best American Essays 2011. She has written six books for young adults and children, Anacaona, Golden Flower, Behind the Mountains, Eight Days, The Last Mapou, Mama's Nightingale, and Untwine, as well as a travel narrative, After the Dance, A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel. Danticat was selected as one of twenty ‘Best of Young American Novelists’ by Granta in ‘96 and was included in the ‘20 Writers for the 21st Century’ issue of The New Yorker (‘99). Her memoir, Brother, I’m Dying, was a National Book Award finalist in 2007 and a National Book Critics Circle Award winner for
autobiography. Her book of essays on, The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story was
published by Graywolf Press in July 2017.
Edwidge Danticat is a 2009 MacArthur Fellow and winner of the 2018 Neustadt Prize for Literature. She is at work on a new story collection called Everything Inside is Worth Dying For (forthcoming from Knopf in 2018/2019).