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Bibliography

Breath, Eyes, Memory

Soho Press

New York City

1994

Übersetzung:

Atem, Augen, Erinnerungen

von Schröder

Düsseldorf

1996

[Ü: Friederike Jünemann]

 

The Farming of Bones

Soho Press

New York City

1998

Übersetzung:

Die süße Saat der Tränen

Claassen

München

1999

[Ü: Beate Thill]

 

The Dew Breaker

Alfred A. Knopf

New York City

2004

Übersetzung:

Der verlorene Vater

Büchergilde

Frankfurt am Main

2010

[Ü: Susann Urban]

 

Claire of the Sea Light

Alfred A. Knopf

New York City

2014

Übersetzung:

Kein anderes Meer

Hanser

München

2015

[Ü: Kathrin Razum]

 

Everything Inside

Alfred A. Knopf

New York City

2019

Edwidge Danticat [ Haiti, USA ]

Edwidge Danticat was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1969. After her parents emigrated to the United States, Edwidge and her brother grew up with relatives until they joined their parents in 1981. Even as a child she was writing stories. Danticat studied French literature at Barnard College in New York City and creative writing at Brown University in Providence, Rhode Island.

Her semi-autobiographical novel »Breath, Eyes, Memory« (1994) explores the relationships between Haitian women spanning several generations. Her next piece, the short story collection »Krik? Krak!« (1995), followed shortly thereafter. Her second novel »The Farming of Bones« (1998) is set against the backdrop of the massacre carried out by Dominican dictator Rafael Trujillo in 1937 against Haitian migrants. Her examination of Haitian history continued in her novel »The Dew Breaker« (2004). As in her other narrative works, she explores human and political abysses. The focus of the nine loosely linked stories is a man who emigrated from Haiti to the United States. Although he claims to have fled the regime of the Haitian dictator François Duvalier, he was actually one of his henchmen. Danticat received the National Book Critics Circle Award for her memoir »Brother, I'm Dying« in 2007. Her book »Claire of the Sea Light« (2013) was chosen by the »New York Times« for the list of »100 Notable Books of the Year«, and was shortlisted for Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction. Starting with the disappearance of a young girl, the novel follows the stories of friends and neighbors who are searching for her in the Haitian coastal town of Ville Rose. Danticat’s recently published a collection of short stories entitled »Everything Inside« (2019).

Edwidge Danticat also publishes essays and writes children's and young adult novels. She is one of the best-known authors of the Haitian diaspora; her books have been translated into numerous languages. The author lives in Miami.