Deesha Philyaw

Instructor & Writer
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Deesha Philyaw’s debut short story collection, The Secret Lives of Church Ladies, won the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the 2020/2021 Story Prize, and the 2020 LA Times Book Prize: The Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction and was a finalist for the 2020 National Book Award for Fiction.


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Love and DNA: My Adopted Daughter’s Search for Her Roots

DNA testing reveals some answers to lifelong questions.

Aug 01, 2016