orn in Haiti, Edwidge Danticat moved to the U.S. when she was twelve. She is theauthor of several books, including 2007 Books Critics Circle Award winning Brother, I’m Dying; Oprah Book Club selection Breath, Eyes, Memory; National Book Award finalist Krik? Krak!; American Book Award winner The Farming of Bones; After the Dance, and The Dew Breaker. She is also the editor of The Butterfly’s Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States and The Beacon Best of 2000: Great Writing by Men and Women of All Colors and Cultures. Danticat earned a degree in French Literature from Barnard College, where she won the 1995 Woman of Achievement Award, and later an MFA from Brown University.