Jesmyn Ward

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Jesmyn Ward Plans Two New Novels, Including First for Young Adults

The National Book Award winner’s latest works will feature Black women as protagonists.

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'Sing, Unburied, Sing' Author Jesmyn Ward Earns 2017 National Book Award

The MacArthur Genius grantee previously won the same award for her 2011 novel, “Salvage the Bones.”

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Njideka Crosby, Cristina Jiménez Moreta and More Changemakers of Color Win MacArthur Fellowships

Eleven artists, scholars, organizers and writers of color won MacArthur fellowships—also known as “Genius grants”—to support their work.

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Jesmyn Ward, Erika L. Sánchez Shortlisted for National Book Award

Poets, novelists and historians of color dominate the National Book Awards shortlist, holding more than half the finalist spots across four categories.

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QUOTABLE: 3 Important Passages From New Book 'The Fire This Time'

Jesmyn Ward’s “The Fire This Time: A New Generation Speaks about Race” hit bookshelves earlier this month. Here are three passages you must read even before you buy your own copy.

Author Jesmyn Ward Talks About the Love and Loss of Young Black Men

In her new memoir, “Men We Reaped,” the award-wining writer examines five lives that ended too soon

Jesmyn Ward Talks National Book Award Win and the Will to Write

The author opens up about her award-winning novel “Salvage the Bones”, and details what inspired her to write about black life and love in the rural South.