2. Haiti Noir, edited by Edwidge Danticat (fiction)
Akashic Books have long since expanded their city-by-city series of crime fiction (which began with Brooklyn Noir) into the Caribbean islands with Havana Noir, Trinidad Noir and other (highly enjoyable) volumes. But the latest (January 2011, Hardcover) installment in the series Haiti Noir, assembled by award-winning Haitian novelist Edwige Danticat, represents their literary pinnacle. To go even deeper into Haiti’s heart, pick up the other 2011 title with Danticat’s name on it, the critically-acclaimed reflection on ‘the immigrant artist at work’ Create Dangerously.