Charif Shanahan

Longlist, 2023 National Book Awards

Charif Shanahan is the author of Trace Evidence and Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing, a finalist for both the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry and Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry.
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Trace Evidence

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ISBN 9781953534668 Tin House Books

In Trace Evidence, the urgent follow-up to his award-winning debut Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing, Charif Shanahan continues his piercing meditations on the intricacies of mixed-race identity, queer desire, time, mortality, and the legacies of anti-Blackness in the US and abroad. More about this book >

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Charif Shanahan

Charif Shanahan is the author of Trace Evidence and Into Each Room We Enter without Knowing, a finalist for both the Lambda Literary Award for Gay Poetry and Publishing Triangle’s Thom Gunn Award for Gay Poetry. His work has appeared in American Poetry Review, The Nation, The New Yorker, the New York Times Magazine, The Paris Review, PBS NewsHour, and Poetry. He has received fellowships from the National Endowment of the Arts, Stanford University, and the Fulbright Commission. An Assistant Professor of English at Northwestern University, Shanahan lives in Chicago, Illinois.

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