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Author Edwidge DanticatEdwidge Danticat was born (January 19, 1969) in Haiti and moved to the United States when she was twelve. She 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 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. 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 is a 2009 recipient of the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation grant.

She lives in Miami with her husband and daughters.

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Haiti Noir | Danticat, Edwidge (Editor) | Signed First Edition Book Danticat, Edwidge (Editor) | Haiti Noir | Signed First Edition Copy

Author Signed Hardcover Book.  January 2011 NY: Akashic Books  First Limited edition Hardcover Book, first printing, mint, new/unread in a flawless dust jacket, signed by the author.

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Edwidge Danticat Bibliography


  • Breath, Eyes, Memory - 1994
  • The Farming of Bones - 1998
  • The Dew Breaker - 2004


  • Krik? Krak! - 1995

Picture Books

  • Eight Days - 2010

Anthologies Edited

  • Haiti Noir - 2011


  • Haiti: A Slave Revolution - 1995 - with Ramsey Clark, Frederick Douglass, Ben Dupuy and Paul Laraque
  • After the Dance: A Walk Through Carnival in Haiti - 2002
  • Behind the Mountains: The Diary of Celiane Esperance - 2002
  • Anacaona, Golden Flower - 2005
  • Brother, I'm Dying - 2007
  • Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work - 2010

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