African-American Literature, Contemporary American Literature, Fiction
University of Massachusetts, Amherst - MFA in Creative Writing
Awards and Honors
Mary Ellen von der Heyden Fellow, the Dorothy and Lewis B. Cullman Center for Scholars and Writers, the New York Public Library, 2021-22.
LAS Dean’s Award for Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching, College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, University of Illinois, Feb. 2021.
Black Cloud Rising, a novel, Grove Atlantic (HarperCollins Canada, Canadian edition), February 8, 2022.
“Lone Star,” The New Yorker, July. 12-19, 2021.
“The Sand Banks, 1861,” The New Yorker, Aug. 31, 2020.
Wright, D. (2022). Black Cloud Rising: A Novel. Grove Atlantic.
Wright, D. (2020). "The Sand Banks, 1861". The New Yorker.
Wright, D., & Bouchard, L. (2016). Away Running. Orca Book Publishers.
Wright, D. (2014). Writing Race in America. Chronicle of Higher Education. https://www.chronicle.com/article/Writing-Race-in-America/145111
Wright, D. (2013). Invisible Boys. American Book Review, 34(5), 5-6. https://doi.org/10.1353/abr.2013.0090