RECORDED 7/11/16: Please don’t miss my talk with Natashia Deon whose debut novel, Grace, has announced her as a major new novelist to watch! We talked about her book, but also the need for stories and the relevance of the stories of her novel still in this traumatic and difficult time. You can listen here or download it on itunes.-Heidi Durrow
An attorney, writer, law professor, and creator of the popular L.A.-based reading series Dirty Laundry Lit, Deón was recently named one of L.A.’s “Most Fascinating People” by L.A. Weekly.
Her writing has appeared in American Short Fiction, The Rumpus, The Feminist Wire, Asian American Lit Review, Rattling Wall, B O D Y and other places.
She has an MFA in Creative Writing from the University of California, Riverside–Palm Desert, has two perfect children, and a lovely husband whom she met while living and working in Kent, England.