Danzy Senna

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Danzy Senna is a novelist and essayist. Her work deals with issues of identity, motherhood, gender, and race.

Her mother is the poet and novelist Fanny Howe. Her father, Carl Senna, a scholar-author of The Black Press and the Struggle for Civil Rights and The Fallacy of I.Q.

Senna earned her B.A. from Stanford University and MFA in creative writing from the University of California, Irvine, where she received several creative writing awards.

Danzy Senna’s debut novel, Caucasia, has been translated into ten languages and has won multiple awards such as the Book of the Month Award for First Fiction and the American Library Association’s Alex Award. Caucasia was a finalist for the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award and was named a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year.

Senna lives in Los Angeles with her husband, novelist Percival Everett, and their sons.

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5 Books by Danzy Senna