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T. Geronimo Johnson

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Born and raised in New Orleans, T. Geronimo Johnson received his MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop and his M.A. in Language, Literacy, and Culture from UC Berkeley. He has taught writing and held fellowships—including a Stegner Fellowship and an Iowa Arts Fellowship—at Arizona State University, the University of Iowa, UC Berkeley, Western Michigan University and Stanford. His first novel, Hold it ‘Til it Hurts, was a finalist for the 2013 PEN/Faulkner Award for fiction Johnson is currently a visiting professor at the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He lives in Berkeley, California.


Average rating: 3.45 · 661 ratings · 175 reviews · 2 distinct works · Similar authors
Welcome to Braggsville
3.41 of 5 stars 3.41 avg rating — 525 ratings — published 2015 — 7 editions
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Hold It 'Til It Hurts
3.62 of 5 stars 3.62 avg rating — 136 ratings — published 2012 — 4 editions
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“He blew time like he had it to spare, like it grew on clocks instead of died there.”
T. Geronimo Johnson, Welcome to Braggsville
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“The powerful intellect leashed by an impoverished vocabulary is a myth. Without a vocabulary, a language, the intellect cannot develop.”
T. Geronimo Johnson, Welcome to Braggsville

“He had thought it through, even though following his own logic was a bit like tracking a shadow through a tunnel, he was never sure the idea he was tailing at the exit was the same idea he had been following at the entrance.”
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