Margaret Wrinkle, born and raised in Birmingham, Alabama, is a writer, filmmaker, educator, and visual artist. Her award-winning documentary, brokenground, about the racial divide in her historically conflicted hometown, was featured on NPR’s Morning Edition and was a winner of the Council on Foundations Film Festival.
Published by Grove/Atlantic, Margaret’s new book, Wash, reexamines American slavery in ways that challenge our contemporary assumptions about history, race, power and healing. It has been named a finalist for best debut novel of the year by the Center for Fiction in New York.
Just a few reviews….
“A masterly literary work….This debut occasions celebration. Haunting, tender and superbly measured, Wash is both redemptive and affirming.”– New York Times Book Review
“A marvel. By turns grim and lyrical, heart-wrenching and hopeful.”– People
“Wrinkle has given us an honest and important expression of hope… a firm foothold that leads in the direction of truth and reconciliation.”– The Post and Courier, Charleston, SC