Katia D. Ulysse is a fiction writer, born in Haiti. Her short stories, essays, and Pushcart Prize–nominated poetry appear in numerous literary journals and anthologies, including: The Caribbean Writer, Smartish Pace, Phoebe, Meridians: feminism, race, transnationalism; Mozayik, The Butterfly’s Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States, and Haiti Noir, edited by Edwidge Danticat. She has taught in Baltimore public schools for thirteen years and served as Goucher College’s Spring 2017 Kratz Writer in Residence. Mouths Don’t Speak (Akashic Books) is her latest novel. No one was prepared for the massive earthquake that struck Haiti in 2010, taking over a quarter-million lives, and leaving millions of others homeless. Three thousand miles away, Jacqueline Florestant mourns the presumed death of her parents, while her husband, a former US Marine and combat veteran, cares for their three-year-old daughter as he fights his own battles with acute PTSD. Horrified and guilt-ridden, Jacqueline returns to Haiti in search of the proverbial “closure.” Unfortunately, the Haiti she left as a child twenty-five years earlier has disappeared. Her quest turns into a tornado of deception, desperation, and more death.
Katia D. Ulysse se yon otè fiksyon, ki te fèt Ayiti. Istwa kout li yo, esè li yo, ak powèm li yo ki te pwopoze pou Pri Pushcart la, parèt nan plizyè jounal ak antoloji literè, tankou paregzanp: The Caribbean Writer, Mozayik, The Butterfly’s Way: Voices from the Haitian Dyaspora in the United States, ak Haiti Noir, ki gen kòm redaktè anchèf Edwidge Danticat. L ap anseye nan lekòl piblik Baltimore yo depi trèz lane, epi li te sèvi kòm Ekriven Rezidan Kratz pandan prentan 2017 la nan Goucher College. Drifting, yon koleksyon istwa kout, te resevwa gwo elòj nan men kritik literè yo. Kounye a, Ulysse ap travay sou yon lòt koleksyon istwa kout. Mouths Don’t Speak se non dènye woman andat li.