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Jesmyn Ward

Author of Sing, Unburied, Sing

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6,921 (7,343)4332,908 (4.06)100
Sing, Unburied, Sing 2,904 copies, 175 reviews
Salvage the Bones 2,263 copies, 143 reviews
Men We Reaped 829 copies, 42 reviews
Where the Line Bleeds 217 copies, 11 reviews
Navigate Your Stars 53 copies, 3 reviews
Cattle Haul 2 copies

Jesmyn Ward has 1 media appearance.

Jesmyn Ward: Waiting for Katrina
Studio 360, Friday, October 28, 2011 at 0am

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Jesmyn Ward (born April 1, 1977) is an American novelist and an associate professor of English at Tulane University. She won the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction for her second novel Salvage the Bones. She also received a 2012 Alex Award for the story about familial love and community covering the 10 days preceding Hurricane Katrina, the day of the cyclone, and the day after. Prior to her appointment at Tulane, Ward was an assistant professor of Creative Writing at the University of South Alabama. From 2008 to 2010, Ward had a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. She was the John and Renée Grisham Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi for the 2010–2011 academic year. Ward joined the faculty at Tulane in the fall of 2014. In 2013, she released her memoir Men We Reaped. In 2017, she was the recipient of a MacArthur "genius grant" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. That same year, she received a second National Book Award for her third novel, Sing, Unburied, Sing, which made her the first woman to win two National Book Awards for Fiction. The novel also won an Anisfield-Wolf Book Award.
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