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Edwidge Danticat Named 2019 St. Louis Literary Award Winner

Edwidge Danticat Named Recipient of 2019 St. Louis Literary Award
Edwidge Danticat, 2019 St. Louis Literary Award recipient.

Thursday, October 24, 2019
7 p.m. | Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd, St. Louis, MO 63108

Previous recipients of the Saint Louis University Library Associates annual award include Tennessee Williams and Joan Didion

Registration is required.

The Saint Louis University Library Associates will honor award-winning Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat, author of acclaimed books that include Breath, Eyes, Memory; Krik?Krak! and The Dew Breaker, with the annual St. Louis Literary Award.

Danticat, who has written a variety of fiction and non-fiction chronicling the lives of Haitian citizens, is a graduate of Brown University whose master’s thesis was released in 1994 as her debut novel Breath, Eyes, Memory and in 1998 was selected as an official book club pick by Oprah Winfrey. In addition to her books, Danticat has also been recognized for her 2010 essay collection, Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work. She is also the recipient of an American Book Award (1999), a National Book Critics Circle Award (2007) and a MacArthur “Genius” Fellowship (2009).

The event is complimentary, but registration is required to receive a ticket to the event.

A special reception with Edwidge Danticat will be held following the St. Louis Literary Award. Tickets to the special reception are $100 per person.

Space is limited for the St. Louis Literary Award and the special reception.

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About the Saint Louis University Library Associates

One of the oldest literary and cultural organizations in St. Louis, the Saint Louis University Library Associates seeks to build a closer relationship between the University and the community and to promote an appreciation for the value of literature. The Library Associates work to enhance the visibility of the Saint Louis University Libraries and to support the development of their world-class collections and services. For more information on the Saint Louis University Library Associates, visit: Saint Louis University Library Associates.