Erica Simone Turnipseed

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Erica Simone Turnipseed
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Occupation Novelist
Nationality American

Erica Simone Turnipseed is the author of Hunger.[1] Her debut novel A Love Noire[1] won the Atlanta Choice Award Author of the Year from the Atlanta Daily World. Complementing Turnipseed's first two novels is A Love Noire/Hunger: The Soundtrack.[2] In addition, Turnipseed was nominated for Breakout Author of the Year for the African American Literary Awards Show Open Book Award.[3]

Among her many appearances, Turnipseed has served as a guest lecturer at Spelman College, Medgar Evers College, Baruch College, Midwood High School, and her alma mater, Yale University. She was a panelist at the inaugural Brooklyn Book Festival,[4] the Brooklyn Best Festival, and the Up South International Book Festival.[5] A full-time writer, Turnipseed has B.A. and M.A degrees in anthropology from Yale University and Columbia University respectively.[6] She is also the founder of the "Five Years for the House Initiative," a fund raising drive for the Afro-American Cultural Center at Yale. She lives with her husband in Brooklyn, New York.[7]


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  3. ^ Literary Award Show. African American authors and writers
  4. ^ Brooklyn Book Festival
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  7. ^ Erica Simone Turnipseed from HarperCollins Publishers