Venita Blackburn


Venita Blackburn received the Prairie Schooner Book Prize in Fiction, which resulted in the publication of her collected stories, Black Jesus and Other Superheroes, in 2017. In 2018 she was a finalist for the PEN/Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction and the NYPL Young Lions Fiction Award, and she received the PEN America Los Angeles Literary Award in fiction. She is an assistant professor of creative writing at California State University, Fresno.

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