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Myriam Chancy

Short biography
Myriam J. A. Chancy, Ph. D., is a Haitian-Canadian writer born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti (Ph. D., Iowa).

Her first novel, Spirit of Haiti (Mango Publications, 2003), was a Commonwealth Prize finalist. She is the author of two further novels, The Scorpion’s Claw (Peepal Tree Press, 2005) and most recently, The Loneliness of Angels (Peepal Tree Press, 2010). She has published two books of literary criticism, Framing Silence : Revolutionary Novels by Haitian Women (Rutgers UP, 1997) and Searching for Safe Spaces : Afro-Caribbean Women Writers in Exile (Temple UP, 1997), Searching for Safe Spaces was awarded an Outstanding Academic Book Award 1998 by Choice, the journal of the American Library Association while her work as the Editor-in-Chief of the Ford funded academic/arts journal, Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism (2002-2004) was recognized with the Phoenix Award for Editorial Achievement by the CLEJ (2004). Her third academic book, From Sugar to Revolution: Women’s Visions of Haiti, Cuba and the Dominican Republic is forthcoming from Wilfred Laurier UP. 

She has recently completed a collection of memoir essays entitled, Fractured, and is currently at work on a young adult novel focusing on repressed Haiti-Louisiana ties, entitled The Escape Artist.