Patricia Lockwood is the author of four books, including the 2021 novel No One Is Talking About This, an international bestseller, winner of the Dylan Thomas Prize, finalist for the Booker Prize and the Women’s Prize for Fiction, and translated into 20 languages. Her 2017 memoir Priestdaddy won the Thurber Prize for American Humor and was named one of the Guardian's 100 best books of the 21st century. She also has two poetry collections, Motherland Fatherland Homelandsexuals (2014) and Balloon Pop Outlaw Black (2012). Lockwood is the only writer with both fiction and nonfiction works selected as New York Times 10 Best Books of the Year. Her writing has appeared in the Best American Poetry, the Best American Essays, the Norton Introduction to Literature, the New York Times, the New Yorker, and the London Review of Books, where she is a contributing editor. She lives in Savannah, Georgia.
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