Longlisted for the 2022 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction
by Jocelyn Nicole Johnson
Jocelyn Nicole Johnson is the author of My Monticello, a fiction debut that was called “a masterly feat” by the New York Times and selected as a finalist for the Kirkus Prize and the National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize. Johnson has been a fellow at TinHouse, Hedgebrook, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts. Her writing appears in Guernica, The Guardian, and elsewhere. Her short story “Control Negro” was anthologized in the Best American Short Stories 2018, which was guest edited by Roxane Gay, and read live by LeVar Burton for Selected Shorts. A veteran public school art teacher, Johnson lives and writes in Charlottesville, Virginia.