An in-depth look at our author for 2012.
Edwidge Danticat immigrated to Brooklyn when she was 12 years old from Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Lauded for her rich evocations of her homeland and the diaspora of its people, Danticat won a MacArthur Genius Grant in 2009. Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work traverses the lines between memoir, essay collection, and criticism, reflecting on art and exile while examining what it means to be an immigrant artist from a country in crisis. In addition to several children's books, her other works include the short story collection Krik? Krak!, memoir Brother, I'm Dying and novels Breath, Eyes, Memory and The Farming of Bones, as well as essays, works of criticism, and numerous contributions to anthologies. Danticat has taught at New York University and the University of Miami.