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Jewell Parker Rhodes (b.1954 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania) is an American novelist.

Rhodes is professor of Creative Writing and American Literature and former Director of the MFA Program in Creative Writing at Arizona State University.

Born and raised in Manchester, a largely African-American neighborhood on the North Side of Pittsburgh, she received a Bachelor of Arts in Drama Criticism, a Master of Arts in English, and a Doctor of Arts in English (Creative Writing) from Carnegie Mellon University.

She is the author of five novels: Voodoo Dreams, Magic City, Douglass' Women, Voodoo Season, and Yellow Moon; and a memoir, Porch Stories: A Grandmother's Guide to Happiness. A sixth novel, Hurricane Levee Blues, and a children’s novel, Ninth Ward, will be published in 2009.

She has also authored two writing guides: Free Within Ourselves: Fiction Lessons for Black Authors, and The African American Guide to Writing and Publishing Non-Fiction. Her play, Voodoo Dreams; was cited as "Most Innovative" Drama in the 2000-2001 Professional Theater Season by the Arizona Republic and she is currently at work on a theatrical version of Douglass' Women.

Her work has been published in Germany, Italy, Canada, Turkey, and the United Kingdom and reproduced in audio and for NPR's "Selected Shorts." Her literary awards include: Yaddo Creative Writing Fellowship, the American Book Award, the National Endowment of the Arts Award in Fiction, the Black Caucus of the American Library Award for Literary Excellence, the PEN Oakland/Josephine Miles Award for Outstanding Writing, two Arizona Book Awards, and a finalist citation for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. She has been a featured speaker at the Runnymeade International Literary Festival (University of London-Royal Holloway), Santa Barbara Writers Conference, Creative Nonfiction Writers Conference, and Warwick University, among others.

Recent fiction and essays have been anthologized in Rise Up Singing: Black Women Writers on Motherhood, (ed., Berry), In Fact: The Best of Creative Nonfiction, (ed. Gutkind), Gumbo, (ed., Golden and Harris) Children of the Night: Best Short Stories By Black Writers, (ed., Naylor) among others.

She has been awarded the California State University Distinguished Teaching Award, ASU's Dean's Quality Teaching Award, Outstanding Thesis Director from the Barrett Honors College, and the Outstanding Faculty Award from the College of Extended Education. She is a member of the Arizona/International Women's Forum and a Renaissance Weekend invitee.

Dr. Jewell Parker Rhodes is the Artistic Director for Global Engagement and the Piper Endowed Chair of the Virginia G. Piper Center for Creative Writing at Arizona State University.

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Total Books: 41
Ghost Boys
2018 - Ghost Boys (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781510104396
ISBN-10: 1510104399
Genre: Children's Books

Towers Falling
2018 - Towers Falling (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780316262217
ISBN-10: 0316262218
Genres: Children's Books, Politics & Social Sciences

Bayou Magic
2016 - Bayou Magic (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780316224857
ISBN-10: 0316224855
Genre: Children's Books

2014 - Sugar (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780316043069
ISBN-10: 0316043060
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Ninth Ward
2012 - Ninth Ward (Paperback)Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780316043083
ISBN-10: 0316043087
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Hurricane A Novel
2011 - Hurricane a Novel (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9781416537120
ISBN-10: 1416537120
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

2011 - Season [Marie Laveau, Bk 1] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781451617061
ISBN-10: 1451617062
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense

Moon A  Novel
2011 - Moon a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781451617108
ISBN-10: 1451617100
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Ninth Ward
2010 - Ninth Ward (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780545489553
ISBN-10: 0545489555
Genre: Children's Books
  • Currently 4.5/5 Stars.

Ninth Ward
2010 - Ninth Ward [Louisiana Girls, Bk 1 - Audio CD - Unabridged] (Audio CD)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781449807351
ISBN-10: 1449807356
Genre: Children's Books

Yellow Moon A  Novel
2009 - Yellow Moon a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781416537113
ISBN-10: 1416537112
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Science Fiction & Fantasy
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.

Porch Stories A Grandmother's Guide to Happiness
2008 - Porch Stories a Grandmother's Guide to Happiness (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780743497121
ISBN-10: 0743497120
Genre: Biographies & Memoirs

Voodoo Season
2006 - Voodoo Season (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780743483285
ISBN-10: 0743483286
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4.3/5 Stars.

Douglass' Women
2005 - Douglass' Women (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780743278867
ISBN-10: 0743278860
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

Voodoo Season  A Marie Laveau Mystery
2005 - Voodoo Season a Marie Laveau Mystery (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780743483278
ISBN-10: 0743483278
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 3.9/5 Stars.

Proverbs for the People
2004 - Proverbs for the People (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780758202871
ISBN-10: 0758202873
Genre: Literature & Fiction

Douglass' Women  A Novel
2003 - Douglass' Women a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio CD
ISBN-13: 9780743410106
ISBN-10: 0743410106
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Romance
  • Currently 4.4/5 Stars.

Proverbs for the People
2003 - Proverbs for the People (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780758202864
ISBN-10: 0758202865
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.

The African American Guide to Writing  Publishing Non Fiction
2002 - The African American Guide to Writing Publishing Non Fiction (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780767905787
ISBN-10: 0767905784
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, Reference

Free Within Ourselves  Fiction Lessons For Black Authors
1999 - Free Within Ourselves Fiction Lessons for Black Authors (Paperback)
ISBN-13: 9780385491754
ISBN-10: 0385491751
Genres: Reference, Nonfiction
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.

Magic City  A Novel
1998 - Magic City a Novel (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780060929077
ISBN-10: 0060929073
Genre: Literature & Fiction
  • Currently 1.5/5 Stars.