Dantiel W. Moniz

Honoree, 2021 5 Under 35

Dantiel W. Moniz is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, an Elizabeth George Foundation grant, the Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction, and has been named a “Writer to Watch” by Publishers Weekly and Apple Books. (Photo credit: Jason D. Moniz)
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Milk Blood Heat

ISBN 9780802158154 Grove / Grove Atlantic

Milk Blood Heat depicts the sultry lives of Floridians in intergenerational tales that contemplate human connection, race, womanhood, inheritance, and the elemental darkness in us all. Set among the cities and suburbs of Florida, each story delves into the ordinary worlds of young girls, women, and men who find themselves confronted by extraordinary moments of violent personal reckoning. More about this book >

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Dantiel W. Moniz

Dantiel W. Moniz is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize, an Elizabeth George Foundation grant, the Alice Hoffman Prize for Fiction, and has been named a “Writer to Watch” by Publishers Weekly and Apple Books. Her debut collection, Milk Blood Heat, is an Indie Next Pick, an inaugural Roxane Gay Audacious Book Club pick, and has been hailed as “must-read” by TIME, Entertainment Weekly, Buzzfeed, Elle, and O, The Oprah Magazine, among others. Her work has appeared in The Paris Review, Harper’s BazaarTin HouseOne StoryAmerican Short FictionPloughshares, The Yale Review, and elsewhere. Moniz is an Assistant Professor of English at the University of Wisconsin-Madison.

(Photo credit: Jason D. Moniz)

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