From #HaitiNoir

Why Noir, Why Now?

Recently, two of Haiti Noir’s authors, M.J. Fievre and Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel, authors of The Rainbow’s End and Mercy at the Gate, respectively, sat down to discuss Haiti Noir and the idea of locating the noir series in the Caribbean. As writers in the Haitian diaspora, they reflected on the responsibility of representing the homeland from…

Re-Imagining Haiti: from Revolution to Reconstruction

I was a guest at the University of Miami today, along with author Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel. Re-Imagining Haiti: from Revolution to Reconstruction. We were invited by Dr. Patricia Saunders. Professor Saunders’s research and scholarship focus largely on the relationship between sexual identity and national identity in Caribbean literature and popular culture. Her work has appeared inThe…

Recorded Event: Haiti Noir

Check out the recorded event, Haiti Noir: The Classics, featuring Edwidge Danticat, Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel, and M.J. Fievre. M.J. contributed to the original best-selling Haiti Noir (Akashic Books, 2011), which comprised all new stories by today’s best Haitian authors. The new volume (Haiti Noir II: The Classics) collects the true classics of Haitian literature—both short stories and…

Haiti Noir: The Classics

Since the other day I’ve been raving about “Dark Days in Port-au-Prince,” an exquisite corpse style story—a serial story in which each participant builds off of what the previous participants have written, to create an original piece of fiction with a decidedly dark tone. The story was published on Akashic Books‘ website to celebrate the release of Haiti…

Dark Days in Port-au-Prince

To celebrate the release of Haiti Noir 2: The Classics, edited by Edwidge Danticat, Akashic Books asked contributors from both of their Haiti Noir volumes to participate in an exquisite corpse style story—a serial story in which each participant builds off of what the previous participants have written—to create an original piece of fiction with a…

Exquisite Corpse: Haiti Noir

To celebrate the release of Haiti Noir 2: The Classics, edited by Edwidge Danticat, Akashic Books asked contributors from both of their Haiti Noir volumes to participate in an exquisite corpse style story—a serial story in which each participant builds off of what the previous participants have written—to create an original piece of fiction with a…

Miami Book Fair International: Haiti Noir, the Classics

Jan Becker, on The Florida Book Review: Sunday, Nov. 24, 1:05 PM I stopped at the Akashic Books booth to see MJ Fievre who was signing their anthology Haiti Noir. That’s when I spied Edwidge Danticat, in the back of the booth, checking her phone. “Oh my God, MJ,” I squealed, “that’s Edwidge Danticat!” “Would you…

“The Rainbow’s End”

My short story “The Rainbow’s End” is now live on Akashic Books website! You can find it by clicking on this link. The piece is from HAITI NOIR, edited by Edwidge Danticat, one of the truly great contemporary writers. The book features stories set both before and after the devastating 2010 earthquake.

Haiti Noir: French Edition

Éric Vernassière, from the French journal “L’Express,” wrote a few sentences about my story in “Haiti Noir” (Ed. Edwidge Danticat) Click here to check out the article (in French)

The Rainbow’s End: Around the Web

“My favorite pieces [in Haiti Noir] were the stories by M.J. Fievre, for its blunt honesty, and by Nadine Pinede.” Joy Castro “In M.J. Fievre’s Rainbow’s End, a comely eighteen year old realizes too late that she has got herself mixed up with the wrong boy…” Adi “The Rainbow’s End, by M.J. Fievre, is a…

The Rainbow’s End: Mention on Hip Magazine

“What we do care about are adolescents flirting with disaster, and hovering between the line of fun and danger, much like many of us have in the past. M.J. Fievre’s The Rainbow’s End captures the high stemming from a teenager’s defiance and the suspense comes from wondering what will Ben’s cold eyes and leery lips reveal next…

Haiti Noir at MOCA

Edwidge Danticat is joined Saturday at the Museum of Contemporary Art (MOCA) in North Miami for a reading and discussion with contributing writers M.J. Fievre and Marie Ketsia Theodore-Pharel on Saturday, January 22. The event is presented in collaboration with MOCA and Project Medishare. Haiti Noir is an original anthology featuring new stories by Danticat…

Haiti Noir: “The Rainbow’s End”

M.J. contributed to Haiti Noir. “What we do care about are adolescents flirting with disaster, and hovering between the line of fun and danger, much like many of us have in the past. M.J. Fievre’s The Rainbow’s End captures the high stemming from a teenager’s defiance and the suspense comes from wondering what will Ben’s cold eyes and…

The Rainbow’s End: Mention on Kreyolicious

From Kreyolicious Magazine: M.J. Fièvre’s “The Rainbow’s End” recounts an episode in the life of a precocious teenager during the embargo-imposed 1990s and the older, reckless man of ill-gotten gains that she falls in lust with, while in Nadine Pinède’s “Departure Lounge”, a young Haitian expat in Cap Haitian, who has auditory comprehension of Kreyol,…

Beached Miami: Haiti’s Dark Side

Haiti’s Dark Side (2010) A maggot-infested “half-dead man” and a toxic trash heap — “a gash in the earth that eats up everything” — both figure in Haiti Noir, the lastest collection of short stories in the Akashic Books Noir series. The collection was edited by Haitian-born writer, off-and-on Miami local, and McArthur Genius Award recipient Edwidge Danticat,…

Interview with Becca Griesemer

Becca Griesemer is a Staff Writer for The Beacon Sunday, November 21, 2010 at the Miami Book Fair International Michele Jessica “M.J.” Fievre, 29, is a Haitian-born published author.  She is currently in FIU’s creative writing graduate program working on her memoir, which will double as her thesis. BECCA: From what I’ve read, I know…

Haiti Noir at the Miami International Book Fair

Haiti is an island nation in which the noir genre may feel more like realism. Still, the writers on the panel — Danticat, Mark Kurlansky, M.J. Fievre, and Marie K. Theodore-Pharel — inspired with their ability to craft literature out of Haiti’s darkness and still smile and laugh and galvanize. “The light … is that…

Local Authors Get their Lit On

See the slideshow on nbcmiami.com: Miami Book Fair: Local Authors Get their Lit On (2010) M.J. Fievre: teacher, creative writing grad student, contributor to “Haiti Noir.” Catch her: Sunday, noon. Pavilion A. Her work, past and future: When I was in Haiti, I wrote children’s mystery books in French. “Le Fantôme de Lisbeth” is the story of a young struggling…