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Jane Lazarre

Author's Bio

20th anniversary edition published by Duke University Press: Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness: Memoir of a White Mother of Black Sons. Forthcoming: essay in collection of writings by mothers of black sons edited by Professor George Yancy. Forthcoming from Duke University Press: The Communist and the Communist;s Daughter, a memoir. REcent publications, "Hoarding, A story" in Hamilton Stone Review. "Once White in America" in TomDispatch and widely reprinted. Have spoken and read my work in numerous colleges, universities, secondary schools, small reading groups, conferences.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Inheritance, a novel (Hamilton Stone Editions, 2011), Some Place Quite Unknown (Hamilton Stone Editions, 2010), Wet Earth and Dreams: A Narrative of Grief and Recovery (Duke University Press, 1998), The Mother Knot (Duke University Press, 1996), Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness: Memoir of a White Mother of Black Sons (Duke University Press, 1995), Worlds Beyond My Control (Dutton/NAL, 1991), The Powers of Charlotte (Crossing Press, 1988)
Journals:
Feminist Studies
Prizes:
NYFA for fiction NEA for fiction Meyerson Center for Human Rights for work on whiteness/race. University Award for Excellence in Teaching from the New School, Eugene Lang College.

Jane Lazarre Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
The fire This Time by Ed. Jasmyn Ward, Poetry of C.K. Williams by C.K. Williams, The Return by Hisham Matar, Island by Alistair MacLeod, Known and STrange Things by Teju Cole
Favorite Books:
Beloved, Toni Morrison To The Lighthouse, Virginia Woolf Notes of a Native Son, James Baldwin Stop Here, Beverly Gologorsky
Favorite Authors:
Charlotte Bronte Virginia Woolf Toni Morrision James Baldwin Alistair MacLeon

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Listing last updated: August 25, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Other
Prefers to work with:
Teachers
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
New York City, NY
Raised in:
New York City, NY

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