Patty Somlo‘s most recent book, Hairway to Heaven Stories, was published by Cherry Castle Publishing, a small Black-owned press committed to literary activism. Hairway was a finalist in the American Fiction Awards and Best Book Awards. Two of Somlo’s previous books, The First to Disappear (Spuyten Duyvil) and Even When Trapped Behind Clouds: A Memoir of Quiet Grace (WiDo Publishing), were also finalists in several book contests. She has published widely in literary journals and anthologies, received an honorable mention for fiction in the Women’s National Book Association Contest, and had an essay selected as Notable for Best American Essays 2014.
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