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Melissa Scholes Young is an award-winning author from Hannibal, Missouri. Her writing has appeared in the “Atlantic,” “Washington Post,” “Huffington Post,” “Narrative,” “Ploughshares,” and “Poets & Writers.” She’s a Contributing Editor for “Fiction Writers Review” and Editor of “Grace in Darkness: D.C. Women Writers.” She’s an Associate Professor in the Department of Literature at American University in Washington, D.C. “Flood,” her first novel, was published in May 2018 by Center Street.

News and Reviews:

Hannibal native, author Melissa Scholes Young sets debut novel in hometown (St. Louis Public Radio)
I don’t censor the books my children read. I think they’ll be stronger for it. (Washington Post)
Holding Difficult Truths: An Interview with Melissa Scholes Young (Fiction Writers Review)

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