Edwidge Danticat Awarded the Langston Hughes Medal

Author Edwidge Danticat was selected to receive the Langston Hughes Medal from the City College of New York. The award is given to African-American writers who entertain readers and inspire social change. She will receive the honor at the Langston Hughes Festival at CCNY on Friday November 18.

Danticat, is a native of Haiti, but came to the United States at the age of 12. She is the author of Brother, I’m Dying, a work that won the 2007 National Book Critics Award. Her highly regarded collection of short stories, Krik? Krak!, was a finalist for the National Book Award.

Danticat is a graduate of Barnard College and holds a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Brown University. She has taught creative writing at New York University and the University of Miami.

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