Marc Anthony Richardson
Marc Anthony Richardson received his MFA from Mills College. He is an artist and novelist from Philadelphia. Year of the Rat, winner of the Ronald Sukenick Innovative Fiction Prize, is his debut novel. In 2017, it won an American Book Award. The ceremony was televised on C-SPAN at the San Francisco Jazz Center. He was also the recipient of a PEN America grant, a Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright fellowship, and a Vermont Studio Center residency. His work has appeared in Callaloo, Western Humanities Review, and the anthology, Who Will Speak for America?, from Temple University Press. Currently, he is finishing Messiahs, a work of speculative fiction that takes place in an alternative America, one where you can assume the capital punishment of a relative for holy reform. He teaches creative writing at Rutgers University and the University of Pennsylvania.