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Six Recommendations from De'Shawn Charles Winslow

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De'Shawn Charles Winslow

Center for Fiction First Novel Prize, On Screen Award, and Maxwell E. Perkins Award

Our 2019 First Novel Prize winner, De’Shawn Charles Winslow, shares six books he thinks would make great gifts. You can find each of these wonderful titles at our bookstore, and don’t miss Winslow’s stunning debut novel, In West Mills.

About the Author

De'Shawn Charles Winslow

De’Shawn Charles Winslow is the 2019 winner of our First Novel Prize for In West Mills (Bloomsbury).

He was born and raised in Elizabeth City, North Carolina, and in 2003 moved to Brooklyn, New York. He is a 2017 graduate of Iowa Writers’ Workshop and holds a BFA in creative writing and an MA in English literature from Brooklyn College. He has received scholarships from the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Winslow lives in East Harlem.