Edwidge Danticat on Using Writing to Reach the Past, Look Forward, Solve Problems

BY Jeffrey Brown  September 17, 2013 at 7:50 PM EDT

“Claire of the Sea Light” is a story of death and loss, but also the enduring power of love. The intertwined lives in a small fishing village are upended when a seven-year-old girl disappears. Haitian-born novelist Edwidge Danticat has returned with her first novel in a decade and her first work of fiction about her native country since the 2010 earthquake there.

Danticat is the author of “Krik? Krak!”, “The Dew Breaker” and “Create Dangerously: The Immigrant Artist at Work,” among others. Danticat joined Jeffrey Brown in our studio Tuesday for a conversation about her new work, her writing practice and Haiti.

_You can also watch Danticat read an excerpt from Claire of the Sea Light

 
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