Haitian-American Writer Edwidge Danticat To Receive 2019 St. Louis Literary Award | St. Louis Public Radio

Haitian-American Writer Edwidge Danticat To Receive 2019 St. Louis Literary Award

Oct 24, 2019

Haitian American writer Edwidge Danticat is the recipient of the 2019 St. Louis Literary Award. It’s given by the St. Louis University Library Associates. 

Danticat has won numerous awards for her writing. She’s been a finalist in both fiction and nonfiction for the National Book Award and has won a National Book Critics Circle Award and a MacArthur “genius" grant.

On Thursday’s St. Louis on the Air, host Sarah Fenske talked with Danticat.

Danticat’s family memoir, “Brother, I’m Dying,” is St. Louis University’s common read, a book that all incoming students are tasked with reading and discussing in small groups.

Listen to the full discussion:

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What: Edwidge Danticat Awarded 2019 St. Louis Literary Award
When: 7 p.m., Thursday, Oct. 24, 2019
Where: The Sheldon Concert Hall, 3648 Washington Blvd., St. Louis, MO 63108
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St. Louis on the Air” brings you the stories of St. Louis and the people who live, work and create in our region. The show is hosted by Sarah Fenske and produced by Alex Heuer, Emily Woodbury, Evie Hemphill, Lara Hamdan and Tonina Saputo. The engineer is Aaron Doerr, and production assistance is provided by Charlie McDonald.

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