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Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle named Guest Editor for Jelly Bucket's Indigenous Voices Special Section

Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle

Our guest editor for Jelly Bucket #12's special section, Indigenous Voices— Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle!

Annette Saunooke Clapsaddle, an enrolled member of the Eastern Band of Cherokee Indians and resides in Qualla, NC with her husband, Evan and sons Ross and Charlie. She holds degrees from Yale University and the College of William and Mary. Her debut novel, Even As We Breathe was released by the University Press of Kentucky in 2020 and was a finalist for the Weatherford Award and named one of NPR’s Best Books of 2020. Her first novel manuscript, Going to Water is winner of the Morning Star Award for Creative Writing from the Native American Literature Symposium (2012) and a finalist for the PEN/Bellwether Prize for Socially Engaged Fiction (2014). Clapsaddle’s work has appeared in Yes! Magazine, Lit Hub, Smoky Mountain Living Magazine, South Writ Large and The Atlantic. After serving as executive director of the Cherokee Preservation Foundation, Annette returned to teaching at Swain County High School. She is the former co-editor of the Journal of Cherokee Studies and serves on the board of trustees for the North Carolina Writers Network.

Published on January 14, 2022

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