Jacinda Townsend
Jacinda Townsend is the author of Saint Monkey (Norton, 2014), which won the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and the James Fenimore Cooper Prize for historical fiction.  Saint Monkey was also the 2015 Honor Book of the Black Caucus of the American Library Association.  Jacinda teaches in the Creative Writing programme at the University of California, Davis, and is mom to two beautiful children who amaze her daily.

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