Writing About Family: In Conversation with Carolyn Ferrell '84, Lise Funderburg, and Clifford Thompson

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Carolyn Ferrell '84: BA, Sarah Lawrence College. MA, City College of New York. Author of the short-story collection, Don’t Erase Me, awarded the Art Seidenbaum Award of the Los Angeles Times Book Prize, John C. Zachiris Award given by Ploughshares, and Quality Paperback Book Prize for First Fiction. Stories anthologized in Best American Short Stories 2018; The Best American Short Stories of the Century; Giant Steps: The New Generation of African American Writers; The Blue Light Corner: Black Women Writing on Passion, Sex, and Romantic Love; and Children of the Night: The Best Short Stories by Black Writers, 1967 to the Present. Recipient of grants from the Fulbright Association, German Academic Exchange (D.A.A.D.), City University of New York MAGNET Program, and National Endowment for the Arts (Literature fellow for 2004). SLC, 1996–

Lise Funderburg is a writer and editor based in Philadelphia. She studied at Reed College and the Columbia University School of Journalism, and her work has appeared in many publications, including The New York Times, Washington Post, Philadelphia Inquirer, National Geographic, Salon, The Nation, More, and The Chattahoochee Review.

Clifford Thompson: BA, Oberlin College. Essayist and creative nonfiction writer; author of What It Is: Race, Family, and One Thinking Black Man’s Blues, the collection Love for Sale and Other Essays and the memoir Twin of Blackness, as well as essays/articles published in magazines, journals, and anthologies. Recipient of a Whiting Writers’ Award. SLC, 2016–