JJ Amaworo Wilson
JJ Amaworo Wilson’s short fiction, essays, and poetry have been published in numerous literary magazines and anthologies, including African American Journal, Justice Journal, Mission at Tenth, Electric Literature, The Frogmore Papers, IC3: The Penguin Book of New Black Writing in Britain, and Afrobeat, among others.
His novel, Damnificados, was published by PM Press in 2016. It won the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction, the Independent Publisher Book Award for Multicultural Fiction, and the New Mexico-Arizona Book Award for Fiction; was nominated for an American Book Award, the Eric Hoffer Book Award, and the Foreword Indies Book Award; and was named a Top 10 book in O, the Oprah Winfrey magazine.
Mr. Amaworo Wilson has also written 20 books about language and language learning, two of which won awards which saw him honored at Buckingham Palace in 2008 and 2011 in his native UK. He is the writer-in-residence at Western New Mexico University, USA, and teaches on the MFA in Creative Writing at Stonecoast, University of Southern Maine.