Jane Lazarre is an award-winning writer of fiction, memoir and personal essay. Her most recent books are Beyond the Whiteness of Whiteness: A Memoir of a White Mother of Black Sons, and, Wet Earth and Dreams: A Narrative of Grief and Recovery, both published by Duke University Press. Duke has also reissued her first memoir, The Mother Knot. She has read her work and spoken about writing, race and American identities in many universities, conferences and secondary schools. She is on the faculty of Eugene Lang College, New School University, where she directed the Creative Writing Program for many years and now teaches writing and literature. She is the recipient of the prestigious University Teaching Award. She has recently completed a novel, Three White Women, and edited a collection of essays, Writers Teaching Writing. She is at work on a collection of her own essays entitled, Writing As A Beautiful Resistance.
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