Awards

selected honors  .  .  .

  • Fine Arts Work Center Fellowship (fiction), 2022–23
  • Bennett Fellowship (fiction), Phillips Exeter Academy, 2021–22
  • Jerome Hill Artist Fellowship (fiction), Finalist, 2021
  • Emerging Writers Fellowship, Center for Fiction, 2018
  • New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship (fiction), 2015
  • National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Literature Fellowship (fiction), 2014
  • Africana Creative Nonfiction Award, Pan-African Literary Forum (PALF), 2008
  • Illinois Arts Council Fellowship (creative nonfiction), 2008
  • Fulbright Fellowship (research), Ghana, West Africa, 2002–03

residencies  .  .  .

  • Yaddo, NY, 2022
  • MacDowell, NH, 2019
  • Anderson Center, MN, 2019
  • Dickinson House (Henry James Grant), Belgium, 2017
  • Dickinson House (Raveel Grant), Belgium, 2015
  • Hambidge (NEA Fellowship), GA, 2014
  • Vermont Studio Center (Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellowship), VT, 2010
  • VCCA, VA, 2008
  • Hedgebrook, WA, 2007

workshops  .  .  .

  • Kimbilio, novel (David Haynes, ZZ Packer, & Dolen Perkins-Valdez), NM, 2013
  • PALF, creative nonfiction (Faith Adiele), Ghana, 2008
  • PALF, fiction (Arthur Flowers), Ghana, 2008
  • Fine Arts Work Center, novel (Elizabeth Strout), MA, 2006
  • VONA, fiction (Cristina Garcia), CA, 2006
  • Hurston/Wright Foundation, novel (Agymah Kamau), Washington, DC, 2002
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