Joe Okonkwo

Author of Jazz Moon:
WINNER: 2016 Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction
Finalist: 2016 Lambda Literary Award for Best Gay Fiction

Awards time

I serve as Prose Editor for Newtown Literary, a journal devoted to publishing writers living in the NYC borough of Queens. I'm extremely proud to do so. We've announced the following nominations for Pushcart and PEN awards. Congrats and good luck to the nominees!

The review I've been waiting for

Lambda Literary has reviewed Jazz Moon. Here's a sample of what they said: 

"In Jazz Moon, Okonkwo skillfully manages to encapsulate the essence of what it was to exist during that period in history when black artistic and musical culture rose to prominence in Harlem and Paris. The novel satisfies the imagination of all of us who wishes we had been a poet, musician, writer, artist, immersed in the spirit of creativity and love during the Harlem Renaissance."