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Jesmyn Ward

Jesmyn Ward is the author of Where the Line Bleeds, Salvage the Bones, and Men We Reaped. She is a former Stegner Fellow (Stanford University) and Grisham Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi. She is an associate professor of Creative Writing at Tulane University.

Genres: Literary Fiction

Anthologies edited
Non fiction
National Book Award for Fiction Best Book winner (2011) : Salvage the Bones
Baileys Women's Prize for Fiction Best Book nominee (2018) : Sing, Unburied, Sing
PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Best Book nominee (2018) : Sing, Unburied, Sing
Women's Prize For Fiction Best Novel nominee (2018) : Sing, Unburied, Sing

Jesmyn Ward recommends
Dactyl Hill Squad (2018)
(Dactyl Hill Squad, book 1)
Daniel José Older
"Dactyl Hill Squad is an engaging, lively adventure with a heroine I wish I were, in a world I didn't want to leave."
The Other's Gold (2019)
Elizabeth Ames
"A gorgeous book, compulsively readable, so full of texture and heartache, so bruised and beautiful."
Scorpionfish (2020)
Natalie Bakopoulos
"Scorpionfish dazzles, fierce and tender in turn...Savor it, and it will leave you changed."
Don't Cry for Me (2022)
Daniel Black
"Don't Cry for Me is a perfect song. It's a beautiful book. Read it."

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