Tuesday, November 23, 2010, 7pm, Music Building, $20
d w i d g e A N T I C A T
with Leonard Lopate
is the National Book Critics Circle Award-winning author of the works of fiction Breath, Eyes, Memory; Krik? Krak!; The Farming of Bones, and The Dew Breaker, as well as the works of nonfiction Brother, I’m Dying and, most recently, Create Dangerously, which is forthcoming in the fall of 2010. The New York Times Book Review has said: “With terrifying wit and…pungency, Edwidge Danticat has managed over the past 10 years to portray the torment of the Haitian people…. In [her work], Danticat has written a Haitian truth: prisoners all, even the jailers…Breathtaking.” Bob Shacochis, writing in The Washington Post Book World, has said of Ms. Danticat’s work that it “rewards the reader again and again with small but exquisite and unforgettable epiphanies.” Richard Eder, writing in The Los Angeles Times, has described the work of Ms. Danticat as “pure beguiling transformation.” The Philadelphia Inquirer has said: “If Brother, I’m Dying doesn’t break your heart, you don’t have one. It is not often that, a day after closing a book, one writes a review interrupted by tears, by lumps in the throat. Such are the aftershocks of the story Danticat tells.” The Miami Herald has said: “Danticat [is] surely one of contemporary fiction’s most sensitive conveyors of hope’s bittersweet persistence in the midst of poverty and violence.”New York magazine has described Ms. Danticat as “one of our finest immigrant writers.”
In addition to reading from her work, Ms. Danticat will be interviewed by Leonard Lopate.
photo of Edwidge Danticat: Nancy Crampton