Edwidge Danticat was born in Haiti and moved to the United States when she was twelve. She is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection, Krik? Krak! a National Book Award finalist, and The Farming of Bones, The Dew Breaker, and Create Dangerously. She is also the editor of The Butterfly's Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States and The Beacon Beast of 2000: Great Writing by Men and Women of All Colors and Cultures, Haiti Noir and Haiti Noir 2 and Best American Essays 2011. She has written fourbooks foryoung adults and children, Anacaona, Golden Flower, Behind the Mountains, Eight Days, The Last Mapou, as well as a travel narrative, After the Dance, A Walk Through Carnival in Jacmel. 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. She is a 2009 MacArthur fellow. Her most recent book is Clair of the Sea Light.