Dionne Ford is the author of the memoir Finding Josephine, (Putnam, 2019). Her work has appeared in The New York Times, LitHub, More, Rumpus and Ebony among other publications and won awards from the National Association of Black Journalists and the Newswomen’s Club of New York.
She is a 2018 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship in Creative Writing. Grants from the Sustainable Arts Foundation and the Geraldine R. Dodge foundation and fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and Hedgebrook have also supported her work. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from New York University and lives in New Jersey with her family.