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Juliana Goodman

Born: Blue Island, Illinois
Connection to Illinois: Goodman was born and raised in Blue Island, Illinois.

Biography: Juliana Goodman received her B.A. in English Literature from Western Illinois University in 2014 and her MFA in Fiction Writing in 2017 from Indiana. Juliana has received several awards and scholarships for her writing and was a 2014 Jack Kent Cooke Graduate Arts Award Finalist. She’s had work published in Sigma Tau Delta’s Rectangle, Blackberry: a Magazine and Fiyah Literary Magazine. In her free time, Juliana enjoys watching horror films, reading the latest young adult novels and hanging out with her dog, Artie, and her cat, Pickle. She is a 2019/2020 Tulsa Artist Fellow.


Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Young adult readers


Selected Titles

The Black Girls Left Standing
ISBN: 1250792819 OCLC:

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