Edwidge Danticat | Once Upon an Endless Night: Storytelling and the legends that made me a writer

For information on the Bedri Distinguished Writer Series, including past and forthcoming events, please visit the Series’ website.

Join us for a public lecture with Edwidge Danticat, the Spring 2022 Bedri Distinguished Writer, on Thursday, April 28th at 8:00 PM in 315 Wheeler Hall (the Maude Fife Room). A smaller, department-only Q&A will take place earlier in the day at 3:30 PM, also in 315 Wheeler. Please email englishevents@berkeley.edu for details.

Edwidge Danticat is the author of numerous books, including Claire of the Sea Light, a New York Times notable book; Brother, I’m Dying, a National Book Critics Circle Award winner and National Book Award finalist; Breath, Eyes, Memory, an Oprah Book Club selection; Krik? Krak!, a National Book Award finalist; The Farming of Bones, an American Book Award winner; and The Dew Breaker, a PEN/Faulkner Award finalist and winner of the inaugural Story Prize. The recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, she has been published in The New YorkerThe New York Times, and elsewhere.

The Bedri Distinguished Writer Series brings to Cal each year a fiction writer, screenwriter, or playwright of great distinction for events directed to faculty and students of the English Department and to the Berkeley campus and wider community. The Series aims to demonstrate the power of writing to foster broad transcultural conversations through the vision it presents, the questions it raises and the ideas it can inspire.