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Leslie C. Youngblood received an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A former assistant professor of creative writing at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, she has lectured atMississippi State University, UNC-Greensboro, and the University of Ghana at Legon.
She’s been awarded a host of writing honors, including a 2014 Yaddo’s Elizabeth Ames Residency, the Lorian Hemingway Short Story Prize, a Hurston Wright Fellowship, and the Room of Her Own Foundation’s
2009 Orlando Short Story Prize. In 2010 she won the Go On Girl! Book Club Aspiring Writer Award. Her short stories have appeared in the Indiana Review, Kweli Journal, and the Best of Kweli. Born in Bogalusa, Louisiana, and raised in Rochester, New York, Love Like Sky is her debut novel. Kirkus