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Sanibel Island Writers Conference

Reed Hall 242
Florida Gulf Coast University
10501 FGCU Blvd S
Fort Myers, FL. 33965-6565

Keynote Speaker


Keynote Speaker: Edwidge Danticat

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Photo by Carl Juste 

Edwidge Danticat is the author of several books, including Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection, Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist, The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner, as well as The Dew Breaker, Create Dangerously, and Claire of the Sea Light. She is also the editor of The Butterfly's Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United StatesBest American Essays 2011Haiti Noir and Haiti Noir 2. She  has written four books for  young adults and children, Anacaona, Behind the Mountains, Eight Days, The Last Mapou, as well as a travel narrative, After the Dance. 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. This year, she will publish a picture book, Mama's Nightingale, and a young adult novel, Untwine.