Dimitry Elias Léger

Johanna Lawshea

Dimitry Elias Léger was born in Port-au-Prince, Haiti. Educated at St. John’s University and the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, he is a former staff writer at the Miami HeraldFortune magazine, and the Source magazine, and also a contributor to the New York TimesNewsweek, and the Face magazine in the UK. He worked as an adviser to the United Nations’ disaster recovery operations in Haiti after the 2010 earthquake. God Loves Haiti: A Novel (Amistad) is a formidable debut that pays homage to the resilient people of Haiti. At the heart of God Loves Haiti are the connected but divergent fates of its President, his wife, and her lover. Reflecting the chaos of disaster and its aftermath, God Loves Haiti switches between time periods and locations, yet always moves closer to solving the driving mystery at its center: Will the artist Natasha Robert reunite with her one true love, the injured Alain Destiné, and live happily ever after? Told in the incandescent style of José Saramago and Roberto Bolaño, and reminiscent of Márquez’s Love in the Time of CholeraGod Loves Haiti is an homage to a lost time and city, and the people who embody it.