Jesmyn Ward

Jesmyn Ward

Start Date

Mar. 18, 2024


07:30 pm


Opperman Music Hall - Florida State University
114 N Copeland St.
Tallahassee FL 32304
(850) 644-7670
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Jesmyn Ward received her MFA from the University of Michigan and has received the MacArthur Genius Grant, a Stegner Fellowship, a John and Renee Grisham Writers Residency, the Strauss Living Prize, and the 2022 Library of Congress Prize for American Fiction. She is the historic winner—first woman and first Black American—of two National Book Awards for Fiction for Sing, Unburied, Sing (2017) and Salvage the Bones (2011). She is also the author of 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. Her newest book Let Us Descend will be published in October. She is currently a professor of creative writing at Tulane University and lives in Mississippi.


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