Selected Shorts: Edwidge Danticat

This weekend on Selected Shorts, we have two stories by the immensely talented Haitian writer Edwidge Danticat, read by actresses Anika Noni Rose and Laurine Towler. “New York Day Women” is from Danticat’s collection, Krik? Krak! and “Claire of the Sea Light” is from the anthology Haiti Noir, which Danticat edited and has recently been published by Akashic Books. They are both amazing stories–I was in the audience at Symphony Space for a celebration of Haiti Noir, and it was an extraordinary evening. The audience literally gasped during Anika Noni Rose’s performance. Tune in this week to hear for yourself. For your time/station, go here.