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Janelle M. Williams

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Janelle M. Williams received her BA from Howard University and her MFA in creative writing from Manhattanville College. She is the recipient of Prairie Schooner’s Lawrence Foundation Award for her story, “From the Closest Waffle House.” She was a 2017 Kimbilio Fiction Fellow, and her flash fiction story “Harlem Thunder” was longlisted for the Wigleaf Top 50 in 2020. Her work has appeared in The Normal SchoolShenandoahPassages NorthSplit Lip Magazine, and Lunch Ticket, among others. She is currently the Director of Programs and Outreach at Writopia Lab. Gone Like Yesterday is her debut novel.

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