Esi Edugyan


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Esi Edugyan has a Masters in Writing from Johns Hopkins Writing Seminars. Her work has appeared in several anthologies, including Best New American Voices 2003, ed. Joyce Carol Oates, and Revival: An Anthology of Black Canadian Writing (2006).

Her debut novel, The Second Life of Samuel Tyne, was published internationally. It was nominated for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, was a More Book Lust selection, and was chosen by the New York Public Library as one of 2004's Books to Remember.

Edugyan has held fellowships in the US, Scotland, Iceland, Germany, Hungary, Finland, Spain and Belgium. She has taught creative writing at both Johns Hopkins University and the University of Victoria, and has sat on many international panels, including the Le
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“Folks think a lifetime is a thing stretched out over years. It ain't. It can happen quick as a match in a dark room.”
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“It's like that, I guess, when the past come to collect what you owe.”
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“I guess mercy is a muscle like any other. You got to exercise it, or it just cramp right up.”
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