April 1, 2014
Boston College - Gasson 100
140 Commonwealth Avenue Chestnut Hill, MA 02467
Edwidge Danticat, who was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti in 1969, is widely considered to be one of the most talented young writers in the United States, celebrated in particular for her impassioned, meditative, and poetically intense prose style. She became a finalist for the National Book Award at the age of twenty-six for Krik? Krak!, and has received the 1995 Pushcart Short Story Prize and fiction awards from The Carribean Writer, Seventeen, and Essence magazines. Her works include Breath, Eyes, Memory, The Farming of Bones, and Brother I'm Dying. Her Lowell lecture will be part of a three-day residency at Boston College.