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Lucinda Roy
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Lucinda Roy is an award-winning novelist, poet and memoirist, and a lifelong advocate for diversity and inclusion. She’s lived and taught on three continents and is recognized for her keynotes on race and gender, creative writing, and education reform. Her commentaries and poetry have been published in numerous newspapers and journals, including USA Today, The Guardian, and The New York Times. She lives with her husband in Virginia, where, as a distinguished professor, she teaches creative writing at Virginia Tech. For “The Freedom Race,” she relocated to speculative fiction because it allows her to imagine what form hope would take inside a damaged future world. Roy’s latest novel, “Flying the Coop,” is featured at the 2022 National Book Festival.

Selected Works at the Library of Congress

Appearances at the 2022 National Book Festival