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Edwidge Danticat @ the Brooklyn Public Library! January 2014

Dear NYC Friends,

I’m excited to announce this Thursday (Jan 16th) acclaimed Haitian author EDWIDGE DANTICAT will appear at the Brooklyn Public Library (Dweck Center, 10 Grand Army Plaza) to celebrate the release of Haiti Noir 2: The Classics!

Haiti Noir 2 is a follow-up to Haiti Noirwhich received glowing reviews in the New York Times, Time Out, Daily Beast, L Magazine, LA Times, and others. Unlike the first volume, which was composed of all-new stories, Haiti Noir 2 represents Danticat’s handpicked selection from the canon of Haitian literature—an “amazing literary party” she writes, that “thrills me to no end.”

We very much hope you will join us on Thursday! Event details:

Thurs., Jan. 16 @ 7:00pm
Brooklyn Public Library, Dweck Center
10 Grand Army Plaza

Featuring Edwidge Danticat and contributor Michèle Voltaire Marcelin. Cosponsored by Haiti Cultural Exchange and MoCADA

I hope you will also consider joining us next week for the launch of our Kaylie Jones Books imprint andUnmentionables by Laurie Loewenstein on Wednesday, January 22 at 7 PM at Bluestockings Bookstore (172 Allen Street, Manhattan). Wine and cheese will be served.

I hope to see you soon!


Haiti Noir 2
The Classics

edited by Edwidge Danticat

Haiti Noir 2: The Classics is the best anthology of classic Haitian fiction ever assembled, unparalleled in scope.

Classic stories by: Danielle Legros Georges, Jacques Roumain, Ida Faubert, Jacques-Stephen Alexis, Jan J. Dominique, Paulette Poujol Oriol, Lyonel Trouillot, Emmelie Prophète, Ben Fountain, Dany Laferrière, Georges Anglade, Edwidge Danticat, Michèle Voltaire Marcelin, Èzili Dantò, Marie-Hélène Laforest, Nick Stone, Marilène Phipps-Kettlewell, Myriam J.A. Chancy, and Roxane Gay.

A portion of the profits from this book will be donated to FotoKonbit, a nonprofit organization created to empower Haitians to tell their own stories through photography.

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by Laurie Loewenstein

A powerful debut historical novel, Unmentionables launches a new imprint, Kaylie Jones Books, curated by acclaimed author Kaylie Jones!

What people are saying:

“Immensely entertaining and illuminating . . . Exceptionally readable and highly recommended.”
Library Journal, Starred Review

“Engaging first work from a writer of evident ability.”
Kirkus Reviews

“Marian Elliot Adams’ . . . tale is contagiously enthusiastic.”
Publishers Weekly

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