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Jocelyn Nicole Johnson

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Jocelyn Nicole Johnson is the author of My Monticello, her fiction debut that was called “a masterly feat” by the New York Times; the book was a finalist for the Kirkus Prize, a National Book Critics Circle Prize, and a Pen/Faulkner award. She has been a fellow at TinHouse, Hedgebrook, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her writing appears in Guernica, and The Guardian, among others. Her short story, Control Negro, was anthologized in The Best American Short Stories 2018, guest-edited by Roxane Gay, and read live by LeVar Burton for Selected Shorts. A veteran public school art teacher, Johnson lives and writes in Charlottesville, Virginia.