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Apr 9

Zell Visiting Writers Series: ​Edwidge Danticat, Distinguished Writer In Residence, Prose

A 2009 MacArthur fellow, Edwidge Danticat is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection, and Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist. She is also the editor of The Butterfly’s Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States, Best American Essays 2011, and has written six books for children and young adults, including Anacaona, Behind the Mountains, and Eight Days. Her memoir, Brother, I’m Dying, was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2008 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. The Art of Death: Writing the Final Story, published in 2017, was nominated for the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism.

UMMA is pleased to be the site for the Zell Visiting Writers Series, which brings outstanding writers each semester. The Series is made possible through a generous gift from U-M alumna Helen Zell (AB ’64, LLDHon ’13). For more information, please visit the Zell Visiting Writers Series webpage.