Edwidge Danticat

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Birthday
19, 1969
Birthplace
Haiti
Birth Sign
Capricorn
Birthday
19, 1969 (age 51)
Birthplace
Haiti

About

An award-winning Haitian-American author, she is best known for her 1994 novel Breath, Eyes, Memory. Her other works include The Book of the Dead (1999) and The Farming of Bones (1998).

Before Fame

When she was twelve years old, she moved with her family from Haiti to Brooklyn, New York. She later studied creative writing and French literature at Brown University.

Trivia

She originally intended to become a nurse.

Family Life

She and Fedo Boyer became parents to two daughters named Mira and Leila.

Associated With

Her novel Breath, Eyes, Memory was an Oprah Winfrey Book Club selection.