Meet Edwidge Danticat discussing and reading The Best American Essays 2011

Books & Books, Coral Gables. Oct 11, 2011. 8:00 p.m.

The Best American series is the premier annual showcase for the country’s finest short fiction and nonfiction. Each volume’s series editor selects notable works from hundreds of magazines, journals, and websites. A special guest editor, a leading writer in the field, then chooses the best twenty or so pieces to publish. This unique system has made the Best American series the most respected ˆ and most popular ˆ of its kind.

Edited by the award-winning and critically acclaimed Edwidge Danticat, The Best American Essays 2011 showcases the year’s best from Hilton Als, Katy Butler, Toi Derricotte, Christopher Hitchens, Pico Iyer, Charlie LeDuff, Chang-Rae Lee, Lia Purpura, Zadie Smith, Reshma Memon Yaqub, and others.

Edwidge Danticat is the author of several books, including Brother, I’m Dying, which was a 2007 finalist for the National Book Award and a 2008 winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for autobiography. She is also the author of After the Dance, a travel narrative, as well as Create Dangerously, a collection of essays.

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