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Writer-in-Residence at Pasadena City College: Dana Johnson (2018)

Research guide dedicated to present and past Writers-in-Residence at Pasadena City College

About Dana Johnson

Dana Johnson is the author of the short story collection In the Not Quite Dark. She is also the author of Break Any Woman Down, winner of the Flannery O’Connor Award for Short Fiction, and the novel Elsewhere, California. Both books were nominees for the Hurston/Wright Legacy Award. Her work has appeared in Zyzzyva, The Paris Review, Callaloo, The Iowa Review and Huizache, among others, and anthologized in Watchlist: 32 Stories by Persons of Interest, Shaking the Tree: A Collection of New Fiction and Memoir by Black Women, and California Uncovered: Stories for the 21st Century. Born and raised in and around Los Angeles, she is a professor of English at the University of Southern California where she serves as director of the PhD in Creative Writing and Literature Program.

Author's Website

Short Fiction

Articles, Reviews and Websites

Dana Johnson: PCC Writer-in-Residence 2018

Flyer for Dana Johnson Writer in Residence with author photograph, biography and dates of appearances on campus. All information on this flyer is reproduced in text on this guide.

Dana Johnson: No Stranger to Fiction

Dana Johnson discusses her award-winning stories and the importance of helping young writers find their voices. From USC Dornsife College of Letters, Arts and Sciences.

Author Interviews and Profiles

Books by Dana Johnson held at the PCC Library

Anthologies including work by Dana Johnson: