"Edwidge Danticat is a truly unique writer who transforms the landscape of fiction by creating stories that elevate the human experience into the realm of the mythical. It is impossible to read Danticat's beautifully crafted stories and not come away transformed. Lilie. Lamort. Princesse. Elsie. Anika. They will not be forgotten! Danticat's stories are a gift to us all," stated Dolen Perkins-Valdez, chair of the PEN/Malamud Award committee, in the press release.
The writer expressed deep honor in receiving the PEN