Eichner Women Writers Series at NDMU

Thu, 04/04/2024 - 7:00pm to 8:30pm
Doyle Formal

Edwidge Danticat, Haitian-American novelist, essayist, and short story writer, will be with us on Thursday, April 4, 2024. The evening lecture is free and open to all NDMU members and to the greater Baltimore community.

Edwidge Danticat is the Wun Tsun Tam Mellon Professor of the Humanities in the Department of African American and African Diaspora Studies at Columbia University. She is the author of seventeen books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner; The Dew Breaker; Claire of the Sea Light; and The Art of Death, a National Book Critics Circle finalist for Criticism. She is the editor of The Butterfly’s Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States, The Beacon Best of 2000, Haiti Noir, Haiti Noir 2, and Best American Essays, 2011. She has written several books for young adults and children: Anacaona: Golden Flower, Haiti, 1490, Behind the Mountains, Eight Days, The Last Mapou, Mama’s Nightingale, Untwine, My Mommy Medicine, as well as a travel narrative, After the Dance: A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti and a collection of essays, Create Dangerously. Her memoir, Brother, I’m Dying, was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2008 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography.

Danticat is a 2009 MacArthur Fellow, a 2018 Ford Foundation Art of Change Fellow, a 2018 winner of the Neustadt Prize, a 2019 winner of the Saint Louis Literary Award, a 2020 United States Artist Fellow, a 2020 winner of the Vilceck Prize, and a 2023 winner of the PEN/Malamud Award for Excellence in the Short Story. Her most recent book, Everything Inside: Stories, was a 2020 winner of the Bocas Fiction Prize, The Story Prize, and the National Book Critics Circle Fiction Prize.