The Fogged Clarity Interview
The Iowa Writers’ Workshop graduate discusses fiction, race and success.
Danielle Evans was born in Northern Virginia in 1983. Her short fiction has appeared in Best American Short Stories 2008, The Paris Review, Phoebe, Black Renaissance Noire, and The L Magazine. She received a BA in Anthropology from Columbia University, an MFA in fiction from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, and the Carol Houck Smith Fellowship from the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. She has taught in the creative writing program at Missouri State University, and has recently joined the faculty at American University in Washington, DC. She is currently editing her first short story collection, tentatively titled Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self, and working on a novel titled The Empire Has No Clothes. Both are forthcoming from Riverhead Books.