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Edwidge Danticat

Edwidge Danticat, Haitian writer, educator. Named a MacArthur Fellow, John T. & Catherine MacArthur Foundation, 2009; recipient Woman of Achievement award, Barnard College, 1995, International Flaiano prize for literature, Italy, 1999, Pushcart Short Story prize. Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha.


  • Danticat, Edwidge was born on January 19, 1969 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Arrived in United States, 1981. Daughter of Andre Miracin and Rose Souvenance Danticat.

  • Education

    • Bachelor in French Literature, Barnard College, New York City, 1990. Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing, Brown University, Providence, 1993.


    • Production, research assistant Clinica Estetico, 1993—1994. Adjunct professor New York University, 1996—1997. Visiting professor creative writing University Miami, 2000, 08.


    • After the Dance: A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel, Haiti
    • Edwidge Danticat had long been scared off from Carnival by a loved one, who spun tales of people dislocating hips from gyrating with too much abandon, losing their voices from singing too loudly, going deaf from the clamor of immense speakers, and being punched, stabbed, pummeled, or fondled by other lustful revelers.
    • Anacaona: Golden Flower, Haiti, 1490
    • Edwidge Danticat, the award-winning, best-selling author of THE FARMING OF BONES and KRIK? KRAK! offers a powerful addition to The Royal Diaries series with the story of Haiti's heroic queen Anacaona.


    Member of Alpha Kappa Alpha.
    Edwidge Danticat
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    Born January 19, 1969
    (age 48)
    • 1990
      Barnard College
    • 1993
      Brown University