Carolyn Forché’s ‘What You Have Heard is True’ Shortlisted for UK’s James Tait Black Prize for Biography

Congratulations to University Professor, Carolyn Forché whose 2019 memoir has been shortlisted for the James Tait Black Prize for Biography. This prize is one of the UK’s oldest literary prizes, and Forché’s memoir about “a poet’s-eye view of war in El Salvador,” is shortlisted along with “a debut collection of essays about the body, grief and motherhood[, …] a study of a group of young black women in early twentieth century America and a memoir by a poet whose mother was a survivor of the Holocaust.”

Winners will be announced in August 2020 virtually at the Edinburgh International Book Festival.

Congrats, Carolyn!