Panelist, Elizabeth Nuñez
Elizabeth Nuñez emigrated from Trinidad to the United States after she
completed secondary school. She is presently a CUNY Distinguished Professor
of English at Medgar Evers College of the City University of New York.
She received her Ph.D. and Masters degrees in English from New York University,
and her B.A. degree in English from Marian College in Wisconsin.
is the author of four novels: Discretion, published this year;
Bruised Hibiscus, which won an American Book Award in 2001; Beyond
the Limbo Silence, which won an Independent Publishers Book Award
in the multicultural fiction category; and When Rocks Dance. Nuñez
is co-editor of the collection of essays Defining Ourselves: Black
Writers in the 90s (Lang). Her essays and short stories have appeared
in anthologies and magazines. Since 1986, Ms. Nuñez has been the director
of the National Black Writers Conference sponsored by the National Endowment
for the Humanities.