Awards & Winners

Jesmyn Ward

Date of Birth 1977
Place of Birth De Lisle
(Harrison County, Mississippi, United States of America)
Nationality United States of America
Profession Writer, Novelist, Educator, Professor
Jesmyn Ward is an American novelist. She won the 2011 National Book Award for Fiction and a 2012 Alex Award with her second novel Salvage the Bones, a story about familial love and community covering the 10 days preceding Hurricane Katrina, the day of the cyclone, and the day after. An assistant professor of Creative Writing at the University of South Alabama, Ward is currently working on a memoir. She was the John and Renée Grisham Writer in Residence at the University of Mississippi for the 2010–2011 academic year. From 2008 to 2010 Ward had a Stegner Fellowship at Stanford University.

Awards by Jesmyn Ward

Check all the awards nominated and won by Jesmyn Ward.


National Book Award for Fiction
Honored for : Salvage the Bones

Nominations 2011 »

Award Nominated Nominated Work
National Book Award for Fiction Salvage the Bones