News & Updates
- Ashon Crawley's Lonely Letters wins the Lambda Literary Award for Nonfiction
- Damon Young wins the Thurber Award for American Humor
- Ashon Crawley's Lonely Letters wins the Believer Award for Nonfiction
- Emily Bernard is a newly elected fellow of the Society of American Historians
- Starred Kirkus review for Tiya Miles' All That She Carried
Georgia born writer Shay Youngblood is author of the novels Black Girl in Paris and Soul Kiss (Riverhead Books) and a collection of short fiction, The Big Mama Stories (Firebrand Books). Her published plays Amazing Grace, Shakin' the Mess Outta Misery and Talking Bones, (Dramatic Publishing Company), have been widely produced. Her other plays include Square Blues, Black Power Barbie and Communism Killed My Dog. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards including a Pushcart Prize for fiction, a Lorraine Hansberry Playwriting Award, an Edward Albee honoree, several NAACP Theater Awards, an Astraea Writers' Award for fiction and a 2004 New York Foundation for the Arts Sustained Achievement Award. Ms. Youngblood received her MFA in Creative Writing from Brown University and has taught Creative Writing to faculty and graduate students at NYU and has been Visiting Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi and Texas A&M Universities. She was recently awarded a National Endowment for the Arts sponsored Japan-US Creative Artist Fellowship for 2011. Her picture book, Mama's House, will be published by Christopher Myers's Make Me a World Imprint in 2020.