Profile

Dolen Perkins-Valdez is the New York Times-bestselling author of Wench (2010), Balm (2015), and Take My Hand (April 2022). Wench was a finalist for two NAACP Image Awards and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for fiction.  In 2013, Dolen wrote the introduction to a special edition of Solomon Northup’s Twelve Years a Slave, published by Simon & Schuster, which became a New York Times bestseller. Dolen is the current Chair of the Board of the PEN/Faulkner Foundation and is Associate Professor in the Literature Department at American University in Washington, DC. dolenperkinsvaldez.com »

Khaled Mattawa

Visiting Poet & Translator, Summer 2021

Paul Yoon

Visiting Fiction Writer, Summer 2021

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Visiting Poet, Summer 2018

J. Kates

Visiting Translator, Winter 2017

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Visiting CNF Writer, Summer 2022

Dewaine Farria

Visiting Alumnx Fiction Writer, Summer 2020