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Erica Wright


USA flag (b.1981)

Erica Wright's debut crime novel The Red Chameleon (Pegasus Books) is one of O, The Oprah Magazine's Best Books of Summer 2014 and was called "riveting" by Publishers Weekly. She is also the author of the poetry collection Instructions for Killing the Jackal (Black Lawrence Press, 2011) and the chapbook Silt (Dancing Girl Press, 2009). Her poems have appeared in Blackbird, Crazyhorse, Denver Quarterly, Gulf Coast, New Orleans Review, Spinning Jenny, and elsewhere. She is the poetry editor and a senior editor at Guernica Magazine. Her interest in crime writing began while teaching at John Jay College of Criminal Justice, and she has also taught at Marymount Manhattan College and New York University's continuing studies program.
 
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