Leslie C. Youngblood

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Leslie C. Youngblood received an MFA from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro. A former
assistant professor of creative writing at Lincoln University in Jefferson City, she has lectured at
Mississippi State University, UNC-Greensboro, and the University of Ghana at Legon. She’s been
awarded a host of writing honors, including a 2014 Yaddo’s Elizabeth Ames Residency, the Lorian
Hemingway Short Story Prize, a Hurston Wright Fellowship, and the Room of Her Own Foundation’s
2009 Orlando Short Story Prize. In 2010 she won the Go On Girl! Book Club Aspiring Writer Award. Born
in Bogalusa, Louisiana, and raised in Rochester, New York, her debut novel, Love Like Sky, will be published November 6, 2018, Disney Hyperion.

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