Edwidge Danticat, a Haitian-American writer awarded a MacArthur fellowship last fall, lives in Miami. According to a Washington Post article published today, her father, about whom she’d written the biography Brother I’m Dying in 2007, died in the recent earthquake in Haiti when school and church buildings collapsed on him.
Danticat is a gifted writer and has published several books, including five available from the MW Library:
- Breath, Eyes, Memory (novel)
- The Farming of Bones (novel)
- The Dew Breaker (novel)
- Krik? Krak (short stories)
- Brother, I’m Dying (biography)
In addition, two of her short stories, “Ghost” and “A Rain of Daffodils” are available in the Literary Reference Center (password required for off-campus access).