2023 Michael Rubin Book Award Winner Release Party
14 Hills Magazine will be celebrating the official release Her Daughters by TreVaugh Malik Roach-Carter, the 2023 winner of their Michael Rubin Book Award. Featured readers will include London Pickney and Lillian Giles.
TreVaughn Malik Roach-Carter is a Queer Black writer born in Modesto, California. He is a novelist and Fiction Editor with The Ana Literary Magazine. He holds a MFA in creative writing from San Francisco State University. His work has been featured in Ramblr Magazine, Tayo Magazine’s special issue: SOFT, Transfer Magazine, BAD EGG Magazine, Borderless Magazine, The Ana Magazine, Stellium Magazine, and Querencia Press. He is a recipient of the Leo Litwalk Literature Award and a Browning Society Award. He is the author of the Young Adult novel The Aziza Chronicles: Awakening.
London Pinkney is a writer, editor, and educator. She received an MFA from San Francisco State University. Pinkney is the founder and editor-in-chief of The Ana. Her work can be read in various places, including The Fem, Black Warrior Review, and in the anthology NonWhite & Woman. She’s from the Los Angeles area.
Lillian Giles is a Black Queer writer and educator living in Oakland, California. She holds an MFA in Creative Writing from San Francisco State University where she was the hood recipient for the college of liberal arts and a keynote commencement speaker. Lillian is finishing a novel that is based on her great grandmother’s life as a midwife and defender of the 1940s Black Queer community. It is fiction but all of those stated parts are true. Her work has been published in The Rumpus, The Shenandoah, and is forthcoming in The Washington Square Review. She’s been awarded the Joe Brainard writing fellowship in fiction, was a finalist for the Audre Lorde award in poetry, and won the Nomadic Press Literary award for fiction. You can reach or follow her on instagram at Lillian Giles (@bsidereading) • Instagram photos and videos.