Dionne Ford

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2024 Participant · Non-Fiction · Memoir

Dionne Ford
Dionne Ford

Dionne is author of the memoir Go Back and Get It (Bold Type Books) and co-editor of the anthology Slavery's Descendants: Shared Legacies of Race and Reconciliation (Rutgers University Press). Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Virginia Quarterly Review, LitHub, New Jersey Monthly, Rumpus and Ebony among other publications and won awards from the National Association of Black Journalists and the Newswomen's Club of New York. In 2018, she received a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Writing.

Grants from the Sustainable Arts Foundation and the Geraldine R. Dodge foundation and fellowships from MacDowell, Yaddo, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Hedgebrook and The Cabins at MarthaMOCA have also supported her work. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University and a BA from Fordham University where she teaches creative writing. She lives in New Jersey with her daughters.

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Book Title(s)

  • Go Back and Get It: A Memoir of Race, Inheritance, and Intergenerational Healing

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