Diane McKinney-Whetstone | Our Gen

Recorded Jul 19, 2022
Direct Download: 20220719-dianemc.mp3

Acclaimed for crafting “sharply drawn characters, exuberant prose,” and “plenty of period detail” (Los Angeles Times Book Review), Diane McKinney-Whetstone is the author of six novels, including TumblingTempest RisingTrading Dreams at Midnight, and Lazaretto, a historical novel set in a legendary 19th-century Philadelphia quarantine hospital. A two-time recipient of the American Library Association Black Caucus Literary Award for fiction and winner of a Zora Neale Hurston Society Award, she taught creative writing at the University of Pennsylvania for 12 years and has contributed writing to The AtlanticEssence, and Philadelphia Magazine. In Our Gen, McKinney-Whetstone follows the residents of a Philadelphia-area active-living retirement community who revert to the passions and excesses of their youth.

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