Jacinda Townsend is the author of Saint Monkey
(Norton, 2014), which is set in 1950s Eastern Kentucky and 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. Her second novel, Kif
, will be published by Graywolf in 2022.
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