Awards


National Book Foundation “5 Under 35” Honoree

Won: Commonwealth Short Story Prize for Africa 

Finalist: National Book Award for Young People's Literature • PEN/Hemingway Award for a Debut Novel • Center for Fiction First Novel Prize • NYPL Young Lions Award • Lambda Literary Award for Transgender Fiction • Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction 

Longlisted: Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence • Brooklyn Public Library Literary Prize • Wellcome Prize • Aspen Words Literary Prize  • Women's Prize for Fiction • VCU Cabell First Novelist Award

Fellowships & Grants


Astraea Foundation Global Arts Fund • Sozopol Fellowship for Creative Nonfiction • Miles Morland Writing Scholarship 

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