Edwidge Danticat was born and raised in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. She is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship and the author of several books, including Brother, I'm Dying
, which won the National Book Critics Circle Award; Breath, Eyes, Memory
, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!
, a National Book Award finalist; The Farming of Bones
, an American Book Award winner; and The Dew Breaker
, winner of the inaugural Story Prize. She lives in Miami with her family.