Fabienne Josaphat was born and raised in Haiti, and graduated with an MFA in Creative Writing from Florida International University. Dancing in the Baron's Shadow is her first novel with Unnamed Press, mentioned in The Root's list of Books by Black Authors To Look Out For in 2016. Edwidge Danticat says of Dancing in the Baron's Shadow, "Filled with life, suspense, and humor, this powerful first novel is an irresistible read about the nature of good and evil, terror and injustice, and ultimately triumph and love." In addition to fiction, Josaphat writes non-fiction and poetry, as well as screenplays. Her work has been featured in The Master's Review, Grist Journal, Damselfly, Hinchas de Poesia, Off the Coast Journal and The Caribbean Writer. Her poems have been anthologized in Eight Miami Poets, a Jai-Alai Books publication. Fabienne Josaphat lives in Miami.