William Henry Lewis

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William Henry Lewis

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William Henry Lewis has published fiction, poetry, and non-fiction in America’s top literary journals and popular publications, including The Washington Post, O Magazine, Higher Issues In Education, Colorado Review, New Letters, African-American Review, Blackbird, Callaloo, Kenyon Review, and Ploughshares. His work has been commissioned for museum exhibition, and his stories have been reprinted in several anthologies, domestic and abroad. His work as a young playwright was selected by Edward Albee, and his fiction has been honored by America’s top literary entities, including the American Library Association, Fellowship of Southern Writers, National Endowment for the Arts, Best American Short Stories, and as finalist for
the PEN/Faulkner Prize, the largest peer-juried American fiction award.

Lewis is the author of two books, In the Arms of Our Elders (Carolina Wren Press;three printings), and I Got Somebody in Staunton (HarperCollins; two printings), which, was listed among Kirkus Reviews Best Books of 2005, and selected as the city of Richmond's Go Read book for 2006.

Praised by luminaries such as David Eggers, Nikki Giovanni, Peter Matthiessen, and Pulitzer Prize winner, Edward P. Jones, Lewis’s work has been acclaimed across high-end review platforms, including The New York Times, Entertainment Weekly, TimeOut, Washington Post, and O Magazine. The Los Angeles Times Book Review praised his fiction as "beautifully written and carefully crafted," while the Boston Globe noted his work as "moving, but unsentimental, these are stories of hard-won wisdom, potent intelligence, and compassion for the cadence of everyday life, establishing Lewis as a writer to be appreciated and admired."

Classes with William Henry Lewis

Advanced Memoir Workshop

8-Week: Advanced Memoir and Narrative Nonfiction

October 22, 2020

William Henry Lewis's Published Work