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Edwidge Danticat

Charles Ruas speaks with Haitian-born writer Edwidge Danticat, author of Krik? Krak! and Brother, I'm Dying, about what she calls "the
dilemma of Haiti," captured in her beautifully wrought novel, The Dew Breaker. Here Danticat tells the story of a Haitian immigrant to the U.S. whose daughter discovers his past as a torturer in the Duvalier regime.


Conversations with Writers


Host Charles Ruas in conversation with contemporary writers and poets, continuing a stream of intelligent discussion dating back to his legendary days at WBAI Pacifica Radio in New York in the seventies. Ruas is the author of Conversations with American Writers, a Fulbright scholar, and a distinguished French translator. His writing has frequently appeared in both ARTNews and Art in America. His other Clocktower-produced program is Historic Audio From the Archives of Charles Ruas and is one of the most brilliant and extensive collections of historic audio in our archive.