Myriam J. A. Chancy
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Myriam J. A. Chancy

Myriam J. A. Chancy, Ph. D. (U of Iowa 1994), is a Haitian Canadian/American writer/scholar born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and raised there and in the Canadian cities of Quebec City and Winnipeg. What Storm, What Thunder (Tin House, 2021), is her North American debut novel, on the 2010 Haiti earthquake. She previously published 3 novels in the UK, Spirit of Haiti (Mango 2003), a finalist in the Best First Book Category, Canada/Caribbean region, of the Commonwealth Prize 2004, The Scorpion's Claw (Peepal Tree Press 2005) and The Loneliness of Angels (Peepal Tree Press 2010), winner of the 2011 Guyana Prize Best Fiction Caribbean Award. She is also the author of 4 academic works, including Framing Silence: Revolutionary Novels by Haitian Women (Rutgers UP 1997) and Autochthonomies: Transnationalism, Testimony, and Transmission in the African Diaspora (IUP 2020). She is a fellow of the John S. Guggenheim Foundation and HBA Chair of the Humanities at Scripps College in California.
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