From TEXAS MONTHLY: The Story of Latoya Watkin’s PERISH

Watkins’s debut novel, Perish (Penguin / Tiny Reparations Books, August 23), revises and expands on that early novella. It tells the story of Helen Jean Turner, the dying matriarch of a Black family, and her descendants, many of whom are returning home to the fictional West Texas town of Jerusalem to say their last goodbyes. Helen Jean has suffered from […]

Kimbilio Faculty Member Dolen Perkins_Valdez Interviewed on NPR Weekend Edition

Ayesha Rascoe talks to Dolen Perkins-Valdez about her new novel “Take My Hand,” which fictionalizes a 1973 involuntary sterilization case, and about why she’s drawn to history as a novelist.  

Happy Pub Day to Kimbilio Faculty Member Asali Solomon!

Kimbilio welcomes the novel DAYS OF AFREKETE to the world! Buy it today at your favorite bookshop!

Happy Pub Day to Kimbilio Fellow, Donald Quist!

Donald’s collection of essays TO THOSE BOUNDED is published by AWST Books.

An Excerpt from Kimbilio Fellow Nana Nkweti’s WALKING ON COWRIE SHELLS

Kimbilio Fellow Nana Nkwetie’s soon-to-be published novel WALKING ON COWRIE SHELLS is excepted today on BRITTLE PAPER. Read it at the link below.

Congrats to Kimbilio Fellow Desiree C. Bailey on the Publication of her New Book of Poetry

What Noise Against the Cane is the 115th volume of the Yale Series of Younger Poets 

Congratulations to Faculty Member Natalie Baszile

Kimbilio congratulates Natalie Baszile on the publication of her anthology WE ARE EACH OTHER’S HARVEST.

The KIMBILIO Family Eagerly Awaits this New Novel by our Faculty Member Asali Solomon

We’ll share more news as the publication day approaches.

An excerpt from HARBORS by Donald Quist ’16 (Awst Press, 2016)

The Kimbilio Blog inaugurates a new feature: Excerpts from new books by our Fellows and Faculty. From HARBORS: In October of 1994, while my mom attended a funeral, I spent time with my grandmother at the Wash Tub Laundry on Fifth Street in Hartsville. I had wanted to be outside riding bikes with my cousins […]