Angela Jackson-Brown

Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

Angela Jackson-Brown is an award-winning writer, poet and playwright who is a member of the graduate faculty of the Naslund-Mann Graduate School of Writing at Spalding University in Louisville, KY. In the fall semester of 2022, she will be joining the creative writing program at Indiana University in Bloomington as an Associate Professor.

She is a graduate of Troy University, Auburn University and the Spalding low-residency MFA program in Creative Writing. She has published her short fiction, Creative Nonfiction, and poetry in journals like The Louisville Journal and the Appalachian Review. She is the author of Drinking From a Bitter Cup, House Repairs, When Stars Rain Down and the upcoming novel, The Light Always Breaks. When Stars Rain Down is a highly acclaimed novel that received a starred review from the Library Journal and glowing reviews from Alabama Public Library, Buzzfeed, Parade Magazine, and Women’s Weekly, just to name a few. It was also named a finalist for the David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction.

Literary agent: 
Alice Speilburg, Speilburg Literary Agency

Publications & Prizes

The Light Always Breaks (Harper, 2022)
When Stars Rain Down (Thomas Nelson, 2021)
House Repairs (Negative Capability Press, 2018)
Drinking From a Bitter Cup (WiDo Publishing, 2013)
Prizes won: 

Finalist, 2021 David J. Langum, Sr. Prize in American Historical Fiction

Winner, Alabama Library Associations 2021 Prize in Poetry

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Alice Walker, Toni Morrison, Maya Angelou, Crystal Wilkinson, Honoree Fanonne Jeffers
What I'm reading now: 
In The Face of the Sun by Denny S. Bryce

More Information

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Identifies as: 
African American
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Born in: 
Montgomery, AL
Raised in: 
Ariton, AL
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Last update: May 11, 2022