Nahshon Anderson

Creative Nonfiction Writer

New York, NY 10116

Author's Bio

Nahshon Dion Anderson is an award-winning writer and emerging Filmmaker from Altadena, California. She attended John Muir high school and California State University Los Angeles. In June of 1996, she met rapper Tupac Shakur at her prom and began an internship at his film production company Look Hear Sound an Vision. In 2014, Nahshon received a Bronx Council on the arts Brio grant for an excerpt of her unpublished memoir "Shooting Range" based on a brutal assault she survived July 4th, 1997 an has been published in several anthologies and literary journals. She's the recipient of numerous grants, fellowships, artist residencies, and awards. She served as a New York State Council on the arts grants advisory panelist (2016-18). Is a former NYC Cultural Affairs SU-CASA teaching artist in residence. Has served as a juror for Scholastic Art & Writing Awards and for Lambda Literary Foundation. She's also a contributing writer for Lambda Literary online journal and has interviewed Pulitzer Prize winner Dr. Jeffrey C. Stewart and New York Times best-selling author Michael Arceneaux. Nahshon is now developing an educational and historical documentary titled, Victory: An Artist Tale of Triumph.

Publications & Prizes

Our Happy Hours: LGBT Voices From the Gay Bars (Flashpoint Productions, 2017)
Bronx Memoir Project (Bronx Council on the Arts, 2014)
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Prose & Lore: Memoir Stories About Sex Work
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2014 Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) Award from Bronx Council on Arts

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Professor Jeffrey Conrad Stewart Andrew X Pham
What I'm reading now: 
The New Negro by Professor Jeffrey Conrad Stewart

More Information

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Identifies as: 
Mixed Race
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Born in: 
Los Angeles County, CA
Raised in: 
Altadena, Pasadena & Los Angeles, CA
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Last update: Aug 25, 2019