Edwidge Danticat moved from Haiti to the United States when she was 12 and draws on that immigrant experience, filled with history, suffering, and love to portray the complex realities of past and present Haiti. At 41 she has written more than ten books and dabbled in several different genres, including novels, memoirs, social criticisms, young adult novels, edited anthologies, and even travel books. She has won numerous awards and received critical praise for novels like Breath, Eyes, Memory, Krik? Krak!, and The Farming of Bones. Danticat will be appearing at two Miami Book Fair events to discuss new books: Create Dangerously: the Immigrant Artist at Work, a collection of personal essays, and Haiti Noir, an anthology of stories that take place in Haiti written by several authors across the diaspora.
Sat., Nov. 20, 3:30 p.m., 2010