Individual Author Record
Name: Nafissa Thompson-SpiresPen Name: None Genre: Fiction Born: , in
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Illinois ConnectionThompson-Spires lives in Champaign. She is an Assistant Professor of English, African American Studies, and Jewish Culture and Society at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign.
Biographical and Professional InformationNafissa Thompson-Spires grew up in Rialto, California. She earned a doctorate in English from Vanderbilt University and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from the University of Illinois. Her work has appeared in Story Quarterly, Lunch Ticket, and The Feminist Wire, among other publications. She was a 2016 fellow of the Callaloo Writerâ€™s Workshop.
- Heads of the Colored People: Stories,Atria,2018