Toya Wolfe
LANDMARKS (forthcoming from William Morrow)

Toya Wolfe was born and raised in the (now demolished) Robert Taylor Homes on Chicago’s South Side. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from Columbia College Chicago with a Dwight W. Follet Merit Award and has been invited to the Ragdale and Yaddo Foundations for writing residencies. Her stories have appeared in African Voices, Chicago Journal, Chicago Reader, Hairtrigger 27, Monocle Travel Guide, Verses+Vignettes, and Warpland: A Journal of Black Literature and Ideas. She is the recipient of the Zora Neale Hurston-Bessie Head Fiction Award, the Union League Civic & Arts Foundation Short Story Competition, and the Betty Shifflet/John Schultz Short Story Award. Landmarks is her debut novel.