Writer of Color: Balli Kaur Jaswal

Quick Facts on POC Writer Balli Kaur Jaswal Singaporean writer Well-traveled Writes novels, historical fiction, romance Biography of POC Writer Balli Kaur Jaswal Balli Kaur Jaswal is a Singaporean novelist living in Australia. As a child, her father’s work in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs kept her moving around. She spent time in Singapore, Australia, Japan and Istanbul. … Continue reading Writer of Color: Balli Kaur Jaswal

The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Specs on The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by POC Writer Junot Diaz  335 pages Published by the Penguin Group Fiction, novel Summary of The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by POC Writer Junot Diaz  The Cabral family of the Dominican Republic lives in New Jersey. Oscar is a loquacious and precocious sci-fi nerd who loves … Continue reading The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao by Junot Diaz

Writer of Color: Jhumpa Lahiri

Quick Facts on POC Writer Jhumpa Lahiri Born July 11, 1967 in London, England True name is Nilanjana Sueshna “Jhumpa” Lahiri. Writes short stories and novels Received multiple degrees from Boston University including her MA and MFA Biography of POC Writer Jhumpa Lahiri Jhumpa Lahiri (JHOOM-pahh L-hee-ree) is the daughter to Bengali Indian emigrants. She was … Continue reading Writer of Color: Jhumpa Lahiri

Preview/Review: The Welsh Girl by POC Writer Peter Ho Davies

Specs  on The Welsh Girl by POC Writer Peter Ho Davies  Published in 2007 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 352 pages Historical fiction, novel Summary of The Welsh Girl by POC Writer Peter Ho Davies  Set in rural Wales, a small community of Welsh people go about their lives as World War II slowly comes to an … Continue reading Preview/Review: The Welsh Girl by POC Writer Peter Ho Davies