Each year, the National Book Critics Circle presents awards for the finest books published in English in six categories: Fiction, Nonfiction, Biography, Autobiography, Poetry, and Criticism. Three of the six winning authors this year are Black women. Each has some ties to higher education.
Edwidge Danticat, the Haitian-American writer who has taught creative writing at New York University and the University of Miami, received the award in the fiction category for her book Everything Inside (Alfred A. Knopf, 2019). The book is a collection of eight short stories. A native of Haiti, Danticat immigrated to Brooklyn at the age of 12. She is a graduate of Barnard College in New York City, where she majored in French literature. She holds a master of fine arts degree in creative writing from Brown University. Danticat published her first novel – Read more