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Alexia Arthurs

Alexia Arthurs is a debut author on the rise. She won the 2017 Plimpton Prize, awarded by the Paris Review, for her story “Bad Behavior.” Arthurs grew up in Jamaica and New York, and earned her master’s degree from the Iowa Writers Workshop. She began teaching there in the fall of 2018. Her work has been published in the Paris Review, Granta, Small Axe, and the Sewanee Review, among others. Her debut story collection, How to Love a Jamaican, is a collection of Jamaican voices—both at home and afar—telling their stories of life and, of course, love.

Interview with the Paris Review

Story Excerpt on Vice

Buy How to Love a Jamaican

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