Nancy Rawles is an African American playwright, novelist, and teacher.
Nancy grew up in
Los Angeles. She graduated from Northwestern University with a degree in Journalism.
Nancy studied play writing in Chicago with
Linda Walsh Jenkins and Steven Carter. She later studied with C. Bernard Jackson of Los Angeles (Inner City) Cultural Center and Valerie Curtis Newton of The Hansberry Project. She is a contributor to the Female Sexual Ethics Project at Brandeis University under the direction of Bernadette Brooten, Kraft-Hiatt Professor of Christian Studies. [1 ]
2009 Seattle Reads MY JIM
2007 Artist Trust Fellowship in Fiction
2006 American Library Association Alex Award
2006 Hurston/Wright Foundation Legacy Award in Fiction
2000 Astraea Foundation, Claire of the Moon Award for Fiction
American Book Award, Before Columbus Foundation 1998 Washington State Governor’s Writers Award
Criticism [ edit ]
Rawles, Nancy (July 10, 2005). "Chains of Madness". The Washington Post . Retrieved . May 19, 2010
Reviews [ edit ]
In Nancy Rawles's third novel, the sad and gripping
My Jim, Jim not only lives on as a character but shoulders the burden of inspiration. Thus Rawles's novel joins a now copious literary tradition of writers building their books on antecedent texts... [2 ]
References [ edit ]
External links [ edit ]
"Nancy Rawles Revisits a Twain Character for 'My Jim'", NPR, Alan Cheuse, February 22, 2005
Barbara Lloyd McMichael (May 3, 2009). ". "Seattle Reads:" Huck Finn's adventure, Jim's ordeal" The Seattle Times.
Frances Dinger (May 27, 2009). "Author Nancy Rawles retells Twain classic in 'My Jim. '" The Seattle University Spectator.
Sarah Anne Johnson, ed. (2006). . UPNE. The very telling: conversations with American writers ISBN 978-1-58465-594-7.
Erin Texeira (April 4, 2005). ". 'My Jim' adds slave's insight to Huck's story" The Los Angeles Times.
"The Importance of Place: Lisa Albers talks with prominent local authors about their writing", Seattle Woman