Best-selling author Edwidge Danticat is experiencing another extraordinary year. Among her many accolades, she now adds the St. Louis Literary Award to her distinction. Her first book, “Breath, Eyes, Memory” was published when she was 25 years old and she is ready for more. Edwidge views the Literary Award as an opportunity to stop and reflect while looking forward to what she would like to do next. Named as one of the most important writers of our time, the Haitian-American novelist has the ability to create a dialogue and relationship with her audience that carries them through journeys of triumph, beauty, struggle, devastation, contribution, love and resilience of a people and a land of richness, depth, complication and color.