Join us on Saturday, December 3 at 3 pm ET | 12 pm PT for the seventh episode of Black Writers Read. We’ll be joined by Toni Ann Johnson, author of LIGHT SKIN GONE TO WASTE, a dazzling collection that examines race, class, community, family, and the meaning of home
About Toni Ann Johnson
Toni Ann Johnson won the Flannery O’Connor Award for short fiction with her linked story collection LIGHT SKIN GONE TO WASTE, selected for the prize and edited by Roxane Gay. A novella, HOMEGOING, was published in 2021 after winning Accents Publishing’s inaugural novella contest. A novel, REMEDY FOR A BROKEN ANGEL, was nominated for a 2015 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work by a Debut Author. Johnson won the Humanitas Prize for her teleplays, Ruby Bridges (Disney/ABC), and Crown Heights (Showtime), both of which are based on true stories that examine race relations. She’s been a Callaloo Writer’s Workshop fellow, and a Sundance Screenwriter’s Lab Fellow and she has received support for her writing from The One-Story Summer Conference, The Prague Summer Program for Writers, The Center For Fiction, and The Hurston/Wright Foundation. Johnson currently teaches fiction and screenwriting at Antioch University Los Angeles where she earned her MFA in Creative Writing.