Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Longlist, 2017 National Book Awards

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton studied creative writing at Dartmouth College and law at UC Berkeley. Her most recent novel, The Revisioners, won a 2020 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, was a national bestseller, and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year.
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A Kind of Freedom

A Kind of Freedom by Margaret Wilkerson Sexton book cover
ISBN 9781619029224 Counterpoint Press

A Kind of Freedom is an urgent novel that explores the legacy of racial disparity in the South through a poignant and redemptive family history. More about this book >

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Margaret Wilkerson Sexton

Margaret Wilkerson Sexton studied creative writing at Dartmouth College and law at UC Berkeley. Her most recent novel, The Revisioners, won a 2020 Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize and an NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work, was a national bestseller, and a New York Times Notable Book of the Year. Her debut novel, A Kind of Freedom, was Longlisted for the National Book Award. She lives in Oakland, CA with her family. (Photo credit: Melissa Schmidt)

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