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Myriam J. A. Chancy on What Storm, What Thunder with Nicole Dennis-Benn

October 6, 2021 via Zoom

Presented in partnership with the Brooklyn Caribbean Literary Festival, Myriam J. A. Chancy discussed her new novel What Storm, What Thunder, a haunting story charting the inner lives of regular people affected by devastation of a 7.0 magnitude earthquake in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Her work charts the tenacity of the human spirit in the face of trauma wrought by nature and man. Novelist Nicole Dennis-Benn (Here Comes the Sun, Patsy) joined Chancy in conversation.

In Conversation

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    Myriam J. A. Chancy

    Myriam J. A. Chancy

    Myriam J. A. Chancy is a Haitian-Canadian-American writer, the HBA Chair in the Humanities at Scripps College in Claremont, California, and a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

    Photo Credit: N. Affonso

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    Nicole Dennis-Benn

    Nicole Dennis-Benn

    Nicole Dennis-Benn is the author of the acclaimed novel, Patsy, (Norton/Liveright, June 2019), which Time magazine called “stunning,” and the debut novel, Here Comes the Sun (Norton/Liveright, July 2016).  She is a Lambda Literary Award winner and a recipient of the New York Foundation for the Arts Artist Grant. Time Out magazine has described Dennis-Benn as an immigrant putting her stamp on New York City and Vice named her  among immigrant authors “who are making American Literature great again.”

    Photo Credit: Jason Berger