Geographic Connection to Pennsylvania: Philadelphia, Philadelphia County
Awards: BCALA Literary Award, Pennsylvania Council of the Arts Grant, Pew Fellowships in the Arts Grant, Citation from Athenaeum of Philadelphia, Citation from Commonwealth of Pennsylvania
Fiction author Diane McKinney-Whetstone was born and raised in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania—a city which serves as the backdrop for most of her novels—and received her degree in English from the University of Pennsylvania. Her work often focuses on familial issues, as well as the intra-community struggles of African Americans. Read more here.
"Diane McKinney-Whetstone." Black Writers of PA. 2020. 31 August 2020.