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Nancy Johnson

The Kindest Lie (January 2021), William Morrow/HarperCollins
Chicago, IL
A native of Chicago’s south side, Nancy Johnson is the author of the debut novel, THE KINDEST LIE, which is forthcoming from William Morrow/HarperCollins in January 2021. Nancy tells stories at the intersection of race and class. For more than a decade, she worked as an Emmy-nominated, award-winning television news reporter at CBS and ABC affiliates in markets nationwide from Tampa Bay to Madison, Wisconsin. Her work has appeared in O, The Oprah Magazine and has been supported by Tin House, Kimbilio Fiction, and the Hurston-Wright Foundation. She blogs regularly for Writer Unboxed and leads panel discussions on writing and publishing. A graduate of Northwestern University and The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Nancy currently lives in downtown Chicago.


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