Clifford Thompson

Johanna Lawshea

Clifford Thompson‘s essays on books, film, jazz, and American identity have appeared in The Threepenny Review, The Iowa Review, Commonweal, Film Quarterly, Cineaste, Oxford American, Black Issues Book Review, and elsewhere. He is the author of a novel, Signifying Nothing, and the nonfiction collection Love for Sale and Other Essays, which won a 2013 Whiting Writer’s Award . His most recent book is Twin of Blackness: A Memoir (Autumn House Press). Charles Johnson, National Book Award winner and author of Middle Passage and Being and Race writes, “Twin of Blackness is a culturally important memoir that traces an artist’s evolution in the post civil rights era, a literary odyssey that comes triumphantly to rest in a humanity that transcends small-spirited notions about race. Clifford Thompson is simply one of the wisest, warmest, and most trustworthy essayists writing today.”