Jane Lazarre

New York, NY 10025-6484

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

Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness: Memoir of a White Mother of Black Sons
(Duke University Press, 1995)
, Inheritance, a novel
(Hamilton Stone Editions, 2011)
, Some Place Quite Unknown
(Hamilton Stone Editions, 2010)
, The Mother Knot
(Duke University Press, 1996)
, The Powers of Charlotte
(Crossing Press, 1988)
, Wet Earth and Dreams: A Narrative of Grief and Recovery
(Duke University Press, 1998)
, Worlds Beyond My Control
(Dutton/NAL, 1991)
Feminist Studies
Prizes Won: 
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.

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

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Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer
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New York City
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New York City, NY
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Last updated: Aug 25, 2016