Episode 1 --- Edwidge Danticat

November 20, 2015

Photo Credit: Jonathan Demme  

 

 

I was so happy to have Edwidge Danticat as the guest for my first podcast. I first met her in the fall of 2013. Back then I was working at a Miami radio station, and she was there to record an interview with a colleague. I had no intention of seeking her out. I didn't want to be that person. But my colleague introduced us, and Edwidge broke the ice when she said my daughters love listening to you on the radio. She was so gracious and kind, and I've always remembered that. So when I decided to do this podcast, asking her to be my first guest was a no-brainer. 

 

Edwidge has written several critically acclaimed novels including, Breath, Eyes, Memory and The Farming of Bones. In 2009, she received a MacArthur Fellowship. She earned a BA in French literature from Barnard College and an MFA in creative writing from Brown University.

 

In this week's ReadMore podcast, we talked about the two books she published this year, Mama's Nightingale and Untwine. We also discussed her immigration from Haiti to the US, the role grief has played in her work and the one novel she hasn't been able to read despite several attempts. 

 

To win a signed copy of Mama's Nightingale, listen to the podcast and write a comment on this post with the name of the novel that's stumped Edwidge. And to win a signed copy of Untwine, listen to the show, follow us on Twitter @ReadMorePodcast and send us a tweet telling us the first book Edwidge read in English. Or, you can like us on Facebook, and write the answer on our page. 

 

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Click here to listen to the podcast interview with Edwidge Danticat.

 

And you can support ReadMore when you order each of these books from Amazon.com using the links below:

 

Mama's Nightingale: A Story of Immigration and Separation

 

Untwine

 

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