Joshunda Sanders

Writer
Joshunda Sanders

Award-winning author of four books, including The Beautiful Darkness: A Handbook for Orphans and All City (2016) and How Racism and Sexism Killed Traditional Media: Why the Future of Journalism Depends on Women and People of Color (Praeger/ABC-CLIO, 2015). My short fiction has appeared in Sixfold, Bellevue Literary Review and the anthology All About Skin: Short Fiction by Women of Color (University of Wisconsin Press, 2014). My journalism has appeared in The New York Times, Harpers Bazaar, Village Voice, Salon, Buzzfeed, Kirkus Reviews, Longreads, the San Francisco Chronicle and Publishers Weekly among others. In 2018, the Bronx Council on the Arts awarded me the Bronx Recognizes Its Own (BRIO) Award for Excellence in Fiction grant. My writing has been a finalist for a GLAAD Media Award and I have been a resident or scholarship recipient at Hedgebrook, VONA/Voices Workshop and the Key West Writers Seminar. I write full-time and teach as part of The New School's writing faculty.

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