On April 7, 2022, we were delighted to welcome celebrated Haitian-Canadian-American author Myriam J. A. Chancy. Myriam shared from her latest novel, What Storm, What Thunder, helping us to understand the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and its connection to migration issues in the Dominican Republic and Latin America.

The Q&A session was fabulous! 

Don’t worry if you couldn’t attend – with Myriam’s permission we’ve been able to share a full recording of the evening on YouTube.

Special thanks to Rayjon volunteer Allison Kingston who gave us a short presentation during intermission to understand more about the specific challenges faced by families of Haitian descent living in the DR. Allison’s presentation is available here

Thank you, everyone for helping us to raise funds for  Rayjon’s partners in the Dominican Republic as they assist families of Haitian descent with obtaining the legal documentation they need to live, work, and access basic services and human rights.

By purchasing a copy of What Storm, What Thunder from The Book Keeper, you support local indie bookselling and the writing community during this difficult time. 

To learn more about What Storm, What Thunder, including links to special podcast interviews with Myriam and literary reviews, Click “Learn More” 

What Storm, What Thunder (and Myriam’s other books) are available for purchase from The Book Keeper.

In partnership with:

Rayjon Share Care, The Book Keeper, Sarnia-Lambton Alliance Against Hate (a initiative of the John Howard Society)

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John Howard Society logo

About the Author

Myriam J. A. Chancy is a Guggenheim Fellow and HBA Chair of the Humanities at Scripps College.  She is the author of What Storm, What  Thunder, a novel on the 2010 Haiti earthquake which has been named a Best Book of Fall by TIME, The Washington Post, Buzzfeed, The Chicago Tribune, VULTURE, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, BOSTON.COM, Parade, THRILLIST, LitHub and Harper’s Bazaar among others. It was shortlisted in the Fiction category of the Golden Poppy Awards and is longlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize. Her past novels include: The Loneliness of Angels, winner of the 2011 Guyana Prize in Literature Caribbean Award, for Best Fiction 2010; The Scorpion’s Claw; and Spirit of Haiti, shortlisted in the Best First Book Category, Canada/Caribbean region of the Commonwealth Prize, 2004. She has authored several academic books, including, Framing Silence: Revolutionary Novels by Haitian Women. She served as an editorial advisory board member for PMLA from 2010-12, as a Humanities Advisor for the Fetzer Institute from 2011-13, and as a 2018 advisor for the John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

About What Storm, What Thunder

What Storm, What Thunder, was named a “Best Book of 2021” by NPR, Kirkus, the Chicago Public Library, New York Public Library, Library Journal, Boston Globe & Canada’s Globe & Mail.

At the end of a long, sweltering day, as markets and businesses begin to close for the evening, an earthquake of 7.0 magnitude shakes the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. Myriam J. A. Chancy masterfully charts the inner lives of the many characters affected by the disaster. Artfully weaving together these lives, witness is given to the desolation wreaked by nature and by man.

Brilliantly crafted, fiercely imagined, and deeply haunting, What Storm, What Thunder is a singular, stunning record, a reckoning of the heartbreaking trauma of disaster, and―at the same time―an unforgettable testimony to the tenacity of the human spirit.

To learn more about What Storm, What Thunder, including links to special podcast interviews with Myriam and literary reviews, Click “Learn More” 

Thursday, April 7, 2022

On April 7, 2022, we were delighted to welcome celebrated Haitian-Canadian-American author Myriam J. A. Chancy. Myriam shared from her latest novel, What Storm, What Thunder, helping us to understand the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and its connection to migration issues in the Dominican Republic and Latin America.

The Q&A session was fabulous! 

Don’t worry if you couldn’t attend – with Myriam’s permission we’ve been able to share a full recording of the evening on YouTube.

Special thanks to Rayjon volunteer Allison Kingston who gave us a short presentation during intermission to understand more about the specific challenges faced by families of Haitian descent living in the DR. Allison’s presentation is available here

Thank you, everyone for helping us to raise funds for  Rayjon’s partners in the Dominican Republic as they assist families of Haitian descent with obtaining the legal documentation they need to live, work, and access basic services and human rights.

By purchasing a copy of What Storm, What Thunder from The Book Keeper, you support local indie bookselling and the writing community during this difficult time. 

To learn more about What Storm, What Thunder, including links to special podcast interviews with Myriam and literary reviews, Click “Learn More” 

What Storm, What Thunder (and Myriam’s other books) are available for purchase from The Book Keeper.

In partnership with:

Rayjon Share Care, The Book Keeper, Sarnia-Lambton Alliance Against Hate (a initiative of the John Howard Society)

Rayjon Logo with tree contact us
book keeper logo
John Howard Society logo

About the Author

Myriam J. A. Chancy is a Guggenheim Fellow and HBA Chair of the Humanities at Scripps College.  She is the author of What Storm, What  Thunder, a novel on the 2010 Haiti earthquake which has been named a Best Book of Fall by TIME, The Washington Post, Buzzfeed, The Chicago Tribune, VULTURE, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, BOSTON.COM, Parade, THRILLIST, LitHub and Harper’s Bazaar among others. It was shortlisted in the Fiction category of the Golden Poppy Awards and is longlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize. Her past novels include: The Loneliness of Angels, winner of the 2011 Guyana Prize in Literature Caribbean Award, for Best Fiction 2010; The Scorpion’s Claw; and Spirit of Haiti, shortlisted in the Best First Book Category, Canada/Caribbean region of the Commonwealth Prize, 2004. She has authored several academic books, including, Framing Silence: Revolutionary Novels by Haitian Women. She served as an editorial advisory board member for PMLA from 2010-12, as a Humanities Advisor for the Fetzer Institute from 2011-13, and as a 2018 advisor for the John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

About What Storm, What Thunder

What Storm, What Thunder, was named a “Best Book of 2021” by NPR, Kirkus, the Chicago Public Library, New York Public Library, Library Journal, Boston Globe & Canada’s Globe & Mail.

At the end of a long, sweltering day, as markets and businesses begin to close for the evening, an earthquake of 7.0 magnitude shakes the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. Myriam J. A. Chancy masterfully charts the inner lives of the many characters affected by the disaster. Artfully weaving together these lives, witness is given to the desolation wreaked by nature and by man.

Brilliantly crafted, fiercely imagined, and deeply haunting, What Storm, What Thunder is a singular, stunning record, a reckoning of the heartbreaking trauma of disaster, and―at the same time―an unforgettable testimony to the tenacity of the human spirit.

To learn more about What Storm, What Thunder, including links to special podcast interviews with Myriam and literary reviews, Click “Learn More” 

Thursday, April 7, 2022

On April 7, 2022, we were delighted to welcome celebrated Haitian-Canadian-American author Myriam J. A. Chancy. Myriam shared from her latest novel, What Storm, What Thunder, helping us to understand the aftermath of the 2010 Haiti earthquake, and its connection to migration issues in the Dominican Republic and Latin America.

The Q&A session was fabulous! 

Don’t worry if you couldn’t attend – with Myriam’s permission we’ve been able to share a full recording of the evening on YouTube.

Special thanks to Rayjon volunteer Allison Kingston who gave us a short presentation during intermission to understand more about the specific challenges faced by families of Haitian descent living in the DR. Allison’s presentation is available here

Thank you, everyone for helping us to raise funds for  Rayjon’s partners in the Dominican Republic as they assist families of Haitian descent with obtaining the legal documentation they need to live, work, and access basic services and human rights.

By purchasing a copy of What Storm, What Thunder from The Book Keeper, you support local indie bookselling and the writing community during this difficult time. 

To learn more about What Storm, What Thunder, including links to special podcast interviews with Myriam and literary reviews, Click “Learn More” 

What Storm, What Thunder (and Myriam’s other books) are available for purchase from The Book Keeper.

In partnership with:

Rayjon Share Care, The Book Keeper, Sarnia-Lambton Alliance Against Hate (a initiative of the John Howard Society)

Rayjon Logo with tree contact us
book keeper logo
John Howard Society logo

About the Author

Myriam J. A. Chancy is a Guggenheim Fellow and HBA Chair of the Humanities at Scripps College.  She is the author of What Storm, What  Thunder, a novel on the 2010 Haiti earthquake which has been named a Best Book of Fall by TIME, The Washington Post, Buzzfeed, The Chicago Tribune, VULTURE, GOOD HOUSEKEEPING, BOSTON.COM, Parade, THRILLIST, LitHub and Harper’s Bazaar among others. It was shortlisted in the Fiction category of the Golden Poppy Awards and is longlisted for the Aspen Words Literary Prize. Her past novels include: The Loneliness of Angels, winner of the 2011 Guyana Prize in Literature Caribbean Award, for Best Fiction 2010; The Scorpion’s Claw; and Spirit of Haiti, shortlisted in the Best First Book Category, Canada/Caribbean region of the Commonwealth Prize, 2004. She has authored several academic books, including, Framing Silence: Revolutionary Novels by Haitian Women. She served as an editorial advisory board member for PMLA from 2010-12, as a Humanities Advisor for the Fetzer Institute from 2011-13, and as a 2018 advisor for the John S. Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.

About What Storm, What Thunder

What Storm, What Thunder, was named a “Best Book of 2021” by NPR, Kirkus, the Chicago Public Library, New York Public Library, Library Journal, Boston Globe & Canada’s Globe & Mail.

At the end of a long, sweltering day, as markets and businesses begin to close for the evening, an earthquake of 7.0 magnitude shakes the capital of Haiti, Port-au-Prince. Myriam J. A. Chancy masterfully charts the inner lives of the many characters affected by the disaster. Artfully weaving together these lives, witness is given to the desolation wreaked by nature and by man.

Brilliantly crafted, fiercely imagined, and deeply haunting, What Storm, What Thunder is a singular, stunning record, a reckoning of the heartbreaking trauma of disaster, and―at the same time―an unforgettable testimony to the tenacity of the human spirit.

To learn more about What Storm, What Thunder, including links to special podcast interviews with Myriam and literary reviews, Click “Learn More”