Sharifa Rhodes-Pitts is a writer whose work has appeared in Transition, New York Times Magazine, New York Times Book Review, The Nation, Boston Globe, Transition, and Times Literary Supplement.
She has received awards from the Rona Jaffe Foundation, the Lannan Foundation, and the New York Foundation for the Arts. Originally from Houston, Texas, she graduated in 2000 from Harvard University and was a Fulbright Scholar in the United Kingdom. Sharifa is writing a trilogy on African-Americans and utopia; her first book, Harlem is Nowhere, was published in January 2011 by Little, Brown & Company. (photo AALBC.com).