Asali Solomon was born and raised in West Philadelphia. Her first book, a collection of stories entitled Get Down, is set mostly in Philadelphia. Solomon’s work has been featured in Vibe, Essence, and the anthology Naked: Black Women Bare All About Their Skin, Hair, Lips, and Other Parts. She has a PhD in English from the University of California; Berkeley and an MFA form the Iowa’s Writer Workshop in fiction. She is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at Trinity College in Hartford, CT, and is on the short list for this year’s Hurston/Wright Literary Award for best new fiction.
The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award 2007 nominees include ASALI SOLOMON for her collection of short stories, Get Down published by Farrar, Straus, and Giroux in 2006.
She also was named one of the National Book foundation’s ‘5 Under 35 in 2007.
Books in order of publication:
Get Down – 2006
Disgruntled – 2015
How We Fight White Supremacy: A Field Guide to Black Resistance – 2019
The Days of Afrekete – 2021