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Gayl Jones

Gayl Jones (born November 23, 1949) is an African American writer from Lexington, Kentucky.[1]

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Early life

After earning the Frances Steloff Award for Fiction while attending Connecticut College, Jones graduated with a Masters in creative writing at Brown University.

Career

The same year, she published her first book Corregidora.[2] She was Associate Professor at the University of Michigan. Ever since leaving that post, Jones has kept her life private in order to concentrate on her writing.[3] Her papers are currently housed at the Howard Gotlieb Archival Research Center at Boston University.

Selected bibliography

Fiction

  • Corregidora (novel) (1975)
  • Eva's Man (novel) (1976)
  • White Rat (short stories) (1977)
  • The Healing (novel) (1998)
  • Mosquito (novel) (1999)

Poetry collections

  • Song for Anninho (1981)
  • The Hermit-Woman (1983)
  • Xarque and Other Poems (1985)

Other works

  • Chile Woman (play) (1974)
  • Liberating Voices: Oral Tradition in African American Literature (criticism) (1991)

References

See also

  • African-American literature

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