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Myriam J. A. Chancy

Myriam J. A. Chancy
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Myriam J. A. Chancy, born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti, and raised there and in Canada, is a 2014 Guggenheim Fellow, who currently holds the Hartley Burr Alexander Chair in the Humanities at Scripps College, California. She is the author of four books of literary criticism and of four novels. Her novel, The Loneliness of Angels, won the Guyana Prize for Literature Best Caribbean Fiction Award 2011, and was shortlisted in the fiction category of the 2011 OCM Bocas Prize in Caribbean Literature. Her first novel, Spirit of Haiti was shortlisted for Best First Book, Canada/Caribbean for the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in 2004.

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