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Black History Month

History-makers of Southeast Louisiana

Jesmyn Ward

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Jesmyn Ward

Jesmyn Ward is the first woman to win two National Book Awards for Fiction, for Salvage the Bones (2011) and Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017). She is a novelist and an associate professor of English at Tulane University. 

In 2017, she was awarded a MacArthur "genius grant" from the John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. From 2008 to 2010, Ward had a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University. Ward was the John and Renée Grisham Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi for the 2010–2011 academic year.  In 2013 she released her memoir Men We Reaped. She also wrote the novel Where the Line Bleeds and the memoir Men We Reaped, which was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and won the Chicago Tribune Heartland Prize and the Media for a Just Society Award.




The books listed below are available for you at Sims Memorial Library.