Haitian Canadian American writer and author Myriam J. A. Chancy, Ph.D., is a Guggenheim Fellow and HBA Chair of the Humanities at Scripps College. She is the author of What Storm, What Thunder (HarperCollins Canada/Tin House USA 2021), a novel on the 2010 Haiti earthquake that was awarded a 2022 American Book Award (ABA) from the Before Columbus Foundation and named a best book of 2021 by NPR, Kirkus, the Chicago Public Library, the New York Public Library, Library Journal, The Boston Globe, Amazon Books, and Canada’s Globe and Mail. The book was also shortlisted for the Caliba Golden Poppy Award and Aspen Words Literary Prize, and longlisted for the Brooklyn Public Library Book Prize and the OCM Bocas Prize. Her past novels include The Loneliness of Angels, winner of the 2011 Guyana Prize in Caribbean Fiction; The Scorpion’s Claw; and Spirit of Haiti, which was shortlisted in the best first book category, Canada/Caribbean region of the Commonwealth Prize, 2004. Her recent writings have appeared in Whetstone, Electric Literature, Guernica, and Room.