Kimbilio Fellow Kima Jones Wins Granum Foundation Prize

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From the Granum Foundation Website:

Congratulations to Kima Jones, winner of the 2022 Granum Foundation Prize.

Kima Jones’s writing has appeared nationally in GQ, Guernica, Poets & Writers, and McSweeney’s. Her short story, “Nine,” received notable mention in Best American Science Fiction 2015, and her hybrid poem, “Homegoing AD,” appears in Best American Nonrequired Reading 2017. Jones is the founder of Jack Jones Literary Arts, the first book publicity agency exclusively in service to black and brown writers. She launched the Jack Jones Literary Arts retreat, and Culture, Too, a conference for cultural critics of color.

Jones describes her memoir, Butch, for which she is awarded the Granum Foundation Prize and $5,000, as a “liturgical survival text for black women.” This powerful book details her life as a foster child growing up in the 1980s, while also exploring the cultural history of Harlem and the history of prisons on America. Butch is forthcoming from Knopf in fall 2023.

Read the full press release at this link:  Kima Jones wins Granum Prize