The very famous novel writer and goddess of writing Edwidge Danticat is a famous contemporary novelist. According to the bio, she was born on 9th January 1969 in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Two years after Edwidge’s birth her parents migrated to New York. So, Edwidge and her younger brother Andre were brought up by their uncle and aunt. Sincere and sensible from childhood Edwidge’s hobbies were storytelling and studying. After being 12, she migrated to Brooklyn, New York for joining her parents. She was grown up being an adult in that same Haitian-American family environment. Edwidge graduated from Clara Barton High School in Brooklyn. After that, she entered Barnard College. Her previous interest was to become a nurse but it got defeated by the writing passion she held. She did a BA and after that an MA in creative writing from the Brown University. Her official book writing began only after completing Masters. Belonging to the Hispanic ethnicity, she currently holds an American Nationality. Recently, she is residing in the US with her husband and two daughters. As per her wiki, she has been able to make an impressive amount of net worth along with a huge number of fans and followers.
Bio and wiki
The 48-year-old artist’s first book ever published was My Turn in the Fire which is an abridged novel. Her other novels published till date are Breath, Eyes, memory which were simultaneously published by Soho Press in 1994. It is placed in the Oprah’s Book Club selection that was a great achievement for her indeed. Edwidge was also titled the Country’s best young author in 1997 at an age of just 27 years among 20 finalists. After completing Master’s in Fine Arts, she taught creative writing at the New York University and the University of Miami. She has also been part of several films and documentaries based on Haiti plus Haitian Arts. The author has also given several masterpieces of very relevant and typical short stories. Some of her short stories have been translated into several different languages such as Japanese, French, Korean, German, Italian, Spanish, and Swedish. Though Edwidge is away from Haiti, she loves it with whole hearts and is directly engaged for its betterment. The love for her birth nation is an ultimate cause due to which she keeps on traveling Haiti time to time. Her affection towards country’s culture, tradition, ethnicity, and people reason is the sole reason behind all the deeds. Edwidge has also engaged her hands in the empowerment of Haitian women and keeps appealing to the country’s government for doing it.
Edwidge is not just an example of a good author but at the same time, she also has the giant heart for all good works. As per some sources, her estimated net worth is 800 thousand dollars. Along with that her estimated annual earning is about 150 thousand US dollars. That’s quite much to spend a sophisticated life but she focuses on charity rather than it. Edwidge has a great philosophical thinking and she believes in sharing some portion of her earnings. The simple living and high thinking author has made a lot of contributions to her home country on self-help.
The author is married since a quite much time and her marital relationship is still fresh and fluent. She and her husband Fedo Boyer have 2 daughters together. Their daughters Mira and Leila are proud of having such influential and encouraging mother. Edwidge has a very good bonding with her loving husband and both of the daughters. They are the perfect example of a modern-day progressive family.