Interviewed by: Angela Elam
Catalog Number: 20040317, 20000223, 19991103
Winner of the Pushcart Short Story Prize and a finalist for the 1995 National Book Award for her collection of stories called Krik? Krak!, Edwidge Danticat again visits her homeland of Haiti through her second novel, The Farming of Bones, this time exploring the historic animosity and military strife between the island states of Haiti and the Dominican Republic in 1937. Critically acclaimed at the age of 25 as the voice of her native country, Danticat talks about the conflicts between her public versus her writing life.
A lawyer-turned-poet, Monica Youn has written three books of poetry, and now teaches creative writing in New York. Twice a finalist for the National Book Award, she reveals why she felt the need to leave the legal field for creative writing after ...
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