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Jennifer Clement

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Jennifer Clement is the President of PEN International and the first woman to be elected since the organization was founded in 1921. Clement grew up in Mexico City, Mexico. She studied English Literature and Anthropology at New York University and also studied French Literature in Paris, France. She has an MFA from the University of Southern Maine.

From 2009 to 2012, Clement was president of PEN Mexico and her work focused on the disappearance and killing of journalists. Human rights issues have motivated her writing. In 2014 she was awarded the Sara Curry Humanitarian Award for her novel Prayers for the Stolen that involved over ten years of research on the stealing of young girls in Mexico.

Clement is the author four novels Gun Love, Prayer
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Prayers for the Stolen

3.95 avg rating — 4,925 ratings — published 2014 — 44 editions
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Widow Basquiat: A Love Story

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Gun Love

3.71 avg rating — 1,361 ratings — published 2018 — 17 editions
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True Story Based on Lies

3.76 avg rating — 145 ratings — published 2001 — 8 editions
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The Poison That Fascinates

3.54 avg rating — 111 ratings — published 2008 — 8 editions
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New and Selected Poems

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“He stepped on my shadow. I could not walk. And then I could not breathe. I did not know what had happened until it happened. It was like trying to stop the rain.”
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“Don't ever pray for love and health, Mother said. Or money. If G-d hears what you really want he will not give it to you. Guaranteed. When my father left my mother said, get down on your knees and pray for spoons”
Jennifer Clement, Prayers for the Stolen

“But the reason I decided to go to New York was because I had seen Iggy Pop and I thought I had seen God. And because I had sent to Interview magazine for Rene Ricard's first book of poetry, The Blue Book. I had never sent for anything before but something told me to do this. I had read that book over and over again like a Bible. I realized that a book can reach out and embrace you like an arm and make you walk away from everything you thought you understood.”
Jennifer Clement, Widow Basquiat: A Love Story

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