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Edwidge Danticat

Haiti (1969 - )

Danticat was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. When she was two years old, her father Andre immigrated to New York from Haiti, to be followed two years later by her mother Rose. This left Danticat and her younger brother Eliab to be raised by her aunt and uncle. Although her formal education in Haiti was in French, she spoke Haitian Creole at home.
Picture Books
Anthologies edited
Non fiction
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book nominee (1995) : Krik? Krak!
Oprah's Book Club Best Book nominee (1998) : Breath, Eyes, Memory
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (2005) : The Dew Breaker

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