Haitian-American author Edwidge Danticat’s writing focuses on themes of national identity, mother-daughter relationships and politics. Her works include the novel The Farming of Bones, for which she received the American Book Award; The Dew Breaker, for which she received a 2005 Anisfield-Wolf Book Award; and the memoir, Brother, I’m Dying; a 2007 National Book Critics Circle Award winner. Danticat's most recent novel, Claire of the Sea Light, was an Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction finalist.
Roz Chast’s brilliant cartoons have graced the pages of The New Yorker, Harvard Business Review, and Mother Jones for more than 30 years. To date she has published nine compilations of her work, including the retrospective Theories of Everything: Selected, Collected and Health-Inspected Cartoons; bestselling children’s books, including The Alphabet from A to Y with Bonus Letter Z (with comedian Steve Martin); and the acclaimed memoir Can’t We Talk about Something More Pleasant?, which was a National Book Award finalist and the first graphic novel to win the National Book Critics Circle Award.
The 2015-16 William N. Skirball Writers Center Stage Series is presented by the Cuyahoga County Public Library Foundation and its academic partner Case Western Reserve University. Funds raised by this series help support Cuyahoga County Public Library, the nation’s top-rated library system for six consecutive years.
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