Jamila Minnicks Gleason is the author of Hydrangeas of New Jessup, the 2021 winner of the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction. Her work is also published in CRAFT Literary Magazine, The Write Launch, and The Silent World in Her Vase. Her piece, Politics of Distraction, was nominated for the Pushcart Prize.

Jamila is a graduate of the University of Michigan, the Howard University School of Law, and Georgetown University. She lives in Washington, DC.

Represented by: Michelle Brower, Trellis Literary

Photography: Samia Minnicks | Makeup: Carl Ray

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