Myriam J. A. Chancy

Myriam J. A. Chancy is a Haitian-Canadian-American writer, the HBA Chair in the Humanities at Scripps College in Claremont, California, and a Fellow of the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation.


  • “Poignant.”

    Poets & Writers

  • “Sublime. A striking and formidable novel by one of our most brilliant writers and storytellers.”

    —Edwidge Danticat, author of Everything Inside

  • What Storm, What Thunder is a beautiful, haunting chorus of voices. A striking achievement.”

    —Zinzi Clemmons, author of What We Lose

  • “If you love the works of Jesmyn Ward, Edwidge Danticat and J.M Coetzee, this is the book for you! Absolutely breathtaking!”

    —Angie Cruz, author of Dominicana

  • “Myriam Chancy is a masterful writer.”

    —José Olivarez, author of Citizen Illegal

  • “An affecting and immersive–and important–book.”

    —Dan Vyleta, author of Soot