In 2005, Edwidge Danticat was awarded the inaugural Story Prize for The Dew Breaker, which cuts between Haiti in the 1960s and New York in the present day, following one man with a dark past that explores the ways we navigate the choices we make when the personal and political converge.
Fifteen years and many brilliant books later (can we also talk about Brother, I’m Dying?), she was honored with the $20,000 Story Prize once more for Everything Inside, a collection that travels from Miami to the Caribbean and examines the meaning of community and family. In their announcement, the judges wrote: “It is something to see a writer whose previous work is already canonical, write a story collection with the fierce desperation and love usually seen in first books.”
[via The New York Times]