Edwidge Danticat

Writer

Edwidge Danticat

Born in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, Edwidge Danticat immigrated to Brooklyn, New York at the age of twelve. She started writing at age nine, and is now the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; and The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner. Ms. Danticat is a 2009 MacArthur Fellow.

“We must somehow become each other’s harbors to protect one another from the wolves. We must become each other’s better angels or we are all doomed.”