Jamila Minnicks is the author of Moonrise Over New Jessup (Algonquin Books, 2023), the 2021 winner of the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. Her work is also published, or forthcoming, in CRAFT Literary Magazine, Catapult, Blackbird, The Write Launch, and elsewhere. Her piece, Politics of Distraction, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize. Jamila also earned a residency at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and was awarded a Tennessee Williams scholarship for the 2022 Sewanee Writers’ Conference.
Jamila is a graduate of the University of Michigan, the Howard University School of Law, and the Georgetown University Law Center. She lives in Washington, DC.
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