Natashia Deon is an NAACP Image Award Nominee, practicing criminal attorney, and college professor. A Pamela Krasney Moral Courage Fellow, Deon is the author of the critically acclaimed debut novel Grace, which was named a Best Book by the New York Times, and The Perishing: A Novel. Deon has been awarded fellowships by PEN America, Prague Summer Program for Writers, Dickinson House in Belgium, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts.

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