Author Elizabeth Nunez to Kick Off KAZI Book Review Black History Month Radio Interviews
African-Caribbean novelist Elizabeth Nunez will discuss her life as a writer on the February 6 edition of KAZI Book Review at 12:30 p.m. CST on on KAZI 88.7 FM. Listen to the interview live online at www.kazifm.org.
Nunez, a Distinguished Professor of English at the City University of New York, is the award-winning author of eight novels. She was honored in 2011 with the Writers for Writers Award from Barnes & Noble for being a champion of American writers of color.
Her latest novel, Boundaries, was a New York Times Editors’ Choice in October 2011. Her novel Anna In-Between was selected for the 2010 PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award. Her other novels include Prospero’s Daughter (2006 Florida Center for the Literary Arts One Book, One Community selection, 2006 Novel of the Year for Black Issues Book Review); and Bruised Hibiscus (American Book Award winner).
Nunez is also Co-Editor with Jennifer Sparrow of the anthology Stories from Blue Latitudes: Caribbean Women Writers at Home and Abroad, Co-Editor with Brenda Greene of the collection of essays, Black Writers in the 90’s, and author of several monographs of literary criticism. She is a former Fellow of Yaddo and MacDowell artist colonies. A Co-Founder of the National Black Writers Conference, and Director from 1986-2000, Nunez received grant awards from the National Endowment for the Humanities, as well as grants from The Nathan Cummings Foundation and the Reed Foundation for these conferences. She continues her work in support of writers of color with her radio program on WBAI 99.5FM and as Chair of the PEN American Open Book committee. She is also Executive Producer of the 2004 NY Emmy-nominated CUNY TV series Black Writers in America.