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Acclaimed Writer Edwidge Danticat Named 2019 St. Louis Literary Award Winner

by Jeanette Grider on 01/14/2019
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The Saint Louis University Library Associates have announced the recipient of the 2019 St. Louis Literary Award.

 Award-winning Haitian-American writer Edwidge Danticat, author of acclaimed books that include Breath, Eyes, Memory; Krik?Krak! and The Dew Breaker, will receive the award at the annual St. Louis Literary Award ceremony in Fall 2019.

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Edwidge Danticat
Edwidge Danticat

 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).

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