Dear Friends & Readers:
Thank you for finding your way to my website. You’ll find here pages linking you to my recent and past book publications.
I am so happy to let you know that I have a new novel, Village Weavers, coming out this Spring with Tin House! Isn’t the cover gorgeous!?! This is the story of the friendship between two Haitian girls from the 1940s to the worlds they enter as they grow up, going to France, the DR, and, ultimately, to the US. You can find a full description under the page dedicated to the novel here, under “Books,” along with a link for pre-orders!
If you can’t wait that long for the new novel, there are two books coming out this fall, and a French translation of What Storm, What Thunder, out under the title Voix/ Éclairs/ Tonnerres with Les Martiales, an imprint of feminist press, Remue-Ménages, out of Montréal, Québec, Canada.
My other two books are:
Harvesting Haiti: Reflections on Unnatural Disasters, my essays from 2011-2014 on the aftermath of the earthquake, collected in one volume, published by The University of Texas Press (out October 10, 2023). [25% off your purchase and free shipping with code UTXM25 on www.utexaspress.com.]
Spirit of Haiti: A novel , the 20th anniversary edition/reprint of my first novel, out with SUNY Press (November 1, 2023).
Find more information under “Books” here, including order links.
Thanks to all of you continuing to talk about, read, and recommend What Storm, What Thunder. The paperback is available in the US through Tin House and is available everywhere books are sold! It’s been gratifying to see the novel soar after so many years of working on it! It received the following starred reviews:
“Extraordinary….lyrical….dazzling….Each of the voices entrances, thanks to Chancy’s beautiful prose and rich themes. This is not to be missed.” – Publishers’ Weekly, Starred Review *
“Unforgettable….a devastating, personal, and vital account.” – Kirkus, Starred Review *
“A soaring, heartbreaking symphony.” – Library Journal, Starred Review *
WS, WT was awarded a 2022 American Book Award by the Before Columbus Foundation. It was also shortlisted for the Caliba Golden Poppy Award, Aspen Words Literary Prize, and longlisted for the OCM Bocas Prize and Brooklyn Public Library Book Prize.
It was named a “Best Book of 2021” by NPR, Kirkus, the Chicago Public Library, the New York Public Library, Library Journal, Boston Globe, Amazon Books & Canada’s Globe & Mail.
It was an Indie Next pick as well as an Amazon Editor’s Pick for the month of October; Amazon Books Editors also named it one of their top 20 books of 2021, coming in at #12. Some book subscription boxes, “Pouring Over Books” in the US and “Decentered Lit” in the Caribbean, also made it one of their fall book picks, as did a number of book clubs, into Spring 2022. Indie book stores also picked the novel as part of their “1st edition” book clubs!
WS, WT was named a “best book of October” by Alta, Apple Books, Amazon, Apartment Therapy, People Magazine, and Bustle. Leading up to publication, it was named a “most-anticipated” or “best book” of Fall 2021 by:
Time Magazine, Bomb, Library Journal, Shereads, Vulture, Alma., Good Housekeeping, Buzz Feed/Buzz Feed Books, PureWow, Boston.com, Thrillist, LitHub, AARP, The Washington Post, Chicago Tribune, Dandelion Chandelier, The Millions, The Globe & Mail, & Bookish.
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You can also find interviews, excerpts and other items related to WS, WT here:
Thanks for the visit!
Photo Credit: ©N. Affonso, 2023.
Myriam J. A. Chancy
Los Angeles, CA
September 13, 2023.
“Where love is, there is transformation. Without love, revolution has no meaning, for then revolution is merely destruction, decay, a greater and greater ever-mounting misery. Where there is love, there is revolution, because love is transformation from moment to moment.”
– Krishnamurti, The First & Last Freedoms