Diane McKinney-Whetstoneis the author of six novels that capture your imagination, including her latest, Lazaretto, and her critically acclaimed first novel,Tumbling, which was released 20 years ago.
She mines the city of Philadelphia for her material. The blocks and neighborhoods themselves become characters as she tells stories of everyday people existing in families and communities; characters faltering, yielding to their desires, falling, fighting, climbing, reaching for their better selves.
Twice awarded the American Library Association Black Caucus Literary Award for Fiction, she is also a recipient of a Pennsylvania Council on the Arts grant. She is a past lecturer in the writing program at the University of Pennsylvania. Learn more about her by clicking on her photo to visit .