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Natalie Baszile

Natalie Baszile is the author of the debut novel, Queen Sugar, which was adapted for TV by writer/director, Ava DuVernay of “Selma” fame, and co-produced by Oprah Winfrey for OWN, Winfrey’s cable network. Queen Sugar was named one of the San Francisco Chronicle's Best Books of 2014 and nominated for an NAACP Image Award. Natalie has a M.A. in Afro-American Studies from UCLA, and holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College’s MFA Program for Writers. Her nonfiction work has appeared in The Rumpus, Lenny Letter, O, The Oprah Magazine, The Bitter Southerner, and elsewhere. She is a member of the San Francisco Writers’ Grotto.

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