Jeffery Renard Allensong-of-the-shank

JEFFERY RENARD ALLEN

"The prodigiously talented Jeffery Renard Allen is without question
one of our most important writers." —Junot Diaz


 

 

Click on the book covers below to learn more about each title.

song of the shank

 

holding pattern

 

rails under my back

 

stellar places

 

harbors & spirits

 













































































 

 




 

Events—2015

Friday, 4/24 - Sunday, 4/26: Arkansas Literary Festival

Friday, 6/19 - 6/21: Summer Writers Weekend, Manhattanville College,
Purchase, NY

Sunday, 7/19 – Saturday, 7/25: Kimbilio Writers Retreat, Taos, NM

Wednesday, 8/26: Luncheon, Branching Out in New Directions
(BOND), Minneapolis Oak Ridge Country Club, MN

 

Announcements—2015

• Full page ad for Song of the Shank in the Jan. 2015 issue of
Poets & Writers
magazine

• Review of George Clinton's memoir forthcoming in Book Forum

Song of the Shank is one of five finalists for the PEN/Faulkner
Award for Fiction

• Awarded a John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation
Fellowship
in April 2015

 

Memorable Events—2014

Sunday, 6/22: Song of the Shank received a rave cover review in the New York Times Book Review

Sunday, 7/13: Song of the Shank was the front-page review of the San Francisco Chronicle

Monday, 11/17: Song of the Shank was featured among the Kirkus Best Books of the Year. Read about it here: Best Books of 2014: The Year the Walls Came Down

End-of-the-Year Notable Book Lists: Song of the Shank made many end-of-the-year lists, including the New York Times Book Review (a Notable Book of 2014), Minneapolis Star Tribune, Booklist's Editor's Choice, TheRoot.com (15 Best Works of Fiction), and The Los Angeles Times

 

 

Front-page review in the New York Times Book Review
of Song of the Shank, 6/22/14



Front-page review in the San Francisco Chronicle of Song of the Shank, 7/13/14 

Front-page review in the San Francisco Chronicle
of Song of the Shank, 7/13/14



 

Author at the Schomburg with Naomi Jackson and Morowa Yejidé



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