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Bernice L. McFadden

Bernice L. McFadden is novelist, short story writer, essayist, and the author of ten critically acclaimed novels including Sugar, Loving Donovan, Nowhere Is a Place, The Warmest December, Gathering of Waters (a New York Times Editors’ Choice, and one of the 100 Notable Books of 2012), Glorious, and The Book of Harlan (winner of a 2017 American Book Award and the NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, Fiction). She is a four-time Hurston/Wright Legacy Award finalist, as well as the recipient of four awards from the BCALA.


Bernice McFadden is also an essayist, and short story writer and has written five novels of humorous erotica under the pseudonym Geneva Holliday. Her latest novel is, Praise Song for the Butterflies, which was long listed for the 2019 Women's Prize.

Bernice L. McFadden is an assistant professor of creative writing at Tulane University.

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