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Writer, Brooklyn, New York

Mary Ellen von der Heyden Fellow in Fiction - Class of Fall 2019


Angela Flournoy is the author of The Turner House (Houghton Mifflin, 2015), a New York Times notable book of the year, finalist for the National Book Award, and recipient of a Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for Debut Fiction, and an NAACP Image Award. Flournoy was a National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” honoree in 2015. Her fiction has appeared in the Paris Review, and she has written for the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, and The Nation, among others. Flournoy holds a BA in communications and creative writing from the University of Southern California and an MFA from the University of Iowa. She has taught at the University of Iowa, The New School, Columbia University, Princeton University, and the University of California, Los Angeles. In 2018, Flournoy was a fellow at the National Endowment for the Arts; in 2016-17, she was a Rona Jaffe Foundation Fellow at the New York Public Library’s Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center.

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