Jane Lazarre

Creative Nonfiction Writer, Fiction Writer

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 & Prizes

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)
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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New York City
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New York City, NY
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Last update: Aug 25, 2016