AALBC.com LogoCopyright © 1997-2017, All Rights Reserved — https://aalbc.com — troy@aalbc.com — Tel: 347-692-2522

Dolen Perkins-Valdez

Dolen Perkins-Valdez is a 3 time AALBC.com Bestselling Author

Born and raised in Memphis, Tennessee, Dolen Perkins-Valdez’s fiction and essays have appeared in Robert Olen Butler Prize Stories 2009, The Kenyon Review, PMS: PoemMemoirStory, North Carolina Literary Review, and Richard Wright Newsletter. A novelist and short story writer, Dolen has also been a University of California President's Postdoctoral Fellow.  She is a former University of California postdoctoral fellow and graduate of Harvard.

Perkins-Valdez is the author of theNew York Times bestselling novel Wench. USA Today called the book “deeply moving” and “beautifully written.” The Oprah Magazinechose it as a Top Ten Pick of the Month, and NPR named it a top 5 book club pick of 2010. Dolen’s fiction has appeared in The Kenyon Review, Story Quarterly, Story South,and elsewhere. In 2011, she was a finalist for two NAACP Image Awards and the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for fiction. She was also awarded the First Novelist Award by the Black Caucus of the American Library Association and has received a DC Commission on the Arts Grant. Dolen teaches in the Stonecoast MFA program. Dolen lives in Washington, DC with her family.

★ Are you the author? Let AALBC.com be your primary web presence; register a domain name and link it here.


Tell us how much you like Dolen Perkins-Valdez.

2 Books by Dolen Perkins-Valdez













☆ Mission
To Celebrate Black Culture Through Literature and Literary Nonfiction to Readers of all Backgrounds and Ages; and Advocate for Independent Media

☥ About Us
Started in 1997, AALBC.com (African American Literature Book Club) is the largest, most frequently visited web site of its kind. More
Customer Service
Advertising Rates
Advertiser Login
Contact Us – FAQ
Give Us Feedback
AALBC on Pinterest AALBC on Facebook AALBC on Twitter
AALBC RSS Feed AALBC on Youtube Email AALBC