A D.C. Writer on the Rise

A D.C. Writer on the Rise

D.C. author and professor Danielle Evans has earned rave reviews for her collection of short stories. We talk with her about writing, teaching and what's next.

D.C. author Danielle Evans' literary career took off at 23, when her short story 'Virgins' was published in The Paris Review. The characters in her first book -- "Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self" -- navigate complex relationships in worlds where race and class collide. We talk with Evans about writing, teaching and what comes next.


Danielle Evans

author, "Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self" (Riverhead Books); professor, American University

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