Jeffery Renard Allen featured in T: The New York Times Style Magazine

CCLA’s own Jeffery Renard Allen was recently featured in a gorgeous piece by Ayana Mathis on 32 black male writers in T: The New York Times Style Magazine. In addition to profiling these thinkers who are […]

NYTBR “Match Book” love for Jeffery Renard Allen’s SONG OF THE SHANK

The New York Times Book Review’s “Match Book” column gives readers enlightened recommendations for what book to seek out next. This week, Jeffery Renard Allen’s SONG OF THE SHANK was just the thing for a reader […]

New Story Collection FAT TIME Coming from Jeffery Renard Allen

CCLA is thrilled to announce that Graywolf Press will publish a new collection of stories, FAT TIME, by PEN/Faulkner Award finalist Jeffery Renard Allen in 2020. Encompassing ten short stories, the collection is loosely linked around […]

The Huffington Post Profiles CCLA Author Jeffery Renard Allen

The Huffington Post published a beautiful profile of CCLA author Jeffery Renard Allen on April 1st, calling him “the most acclaimed modern American author in the world not named Ta Nehisi Coates, Paul Beatty or […]

New Stories from CCLA Authors Lore Segal and Jeffery Renard Allen

The New York Times wrote: “Lore Segal may have come closer than anyone to writing The Great American Novel.” A new story of hers, “Ladies’ Lunch” was published in last week’s issue of The New […]

Jeffery Renard Allen Awarded a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency

CCLA author Dr. Jeffery Renard Allen has been awarded a Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency in Italy for fall 2016. The Rockefeller Foundation Bellagio Residency Program offers academics, artists, thought leaders, policymakers, and practitioners a serene […]

CCLA Authors Jeffery Renard Allen and Barbara Hurd are 2015 Guggenheim Fellows

CCLA congratulates authors Jeffery Renard Allen and Barbara Hurd– whose 2015 Guggenheim Fellowships were announced today, in the categories of fiction and general nonfiction writing, respectively. Since 1925 the John Simon Guggenheim Memorial Foundation has […]

Jeffery Renard Allen a Finalist for the a PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction

Jeffery Renard Allen is among the short list of five finalists for the 2015 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction for his stunning novel, SONG OF THE SHANK (Graywolf Press, 2014). On March 10th, Judges Alexander Chee, Marc […]

SONG OF THE SHANK Is A New York Times Notable Book of 2014

Today the The New York Times released its annual roster of “100 Notable Books of 2014.”  Included with just 50 fiction and poetry titles is CCLA author Jeffery Renard Allen’s SONG OF THE SHANK, first described in […]

SONG OF THE SHANK (“Command Performance”) Takes the Cover of the New York Times Book Review

Acclaim for Jeffery Renard Allen’s SONG OF THE SHANK is resounding from all corners of the country. The cover of today’s New York Times Book Review celebrates the novel as “Masterly. . . . The kind […]