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Jerald Walker — February 26, 2021

Jerald Walker is the author of The World in Flames: A Black Boyhood in a White Supremacist Doomsday Cult; Street Shadows: A Memoir of Race, Rebellion, and Redemption; and, How to Make a Slave and Other Essays, a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award.
He has published in magazines such as Creative Nonfiction, The Harvard Review, The Missouri Review, River Teeth, Mother Jones, The Iowa Review, and The Oxford American, and he has been widely anthologized, including five times in The Best American Essays anthology. Walker is a professor of creative writing at Emerson College.