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Dawnie Walton


Dawnie Walton is a writer, an editor, and the author of the novel The Final Revival of Opal & Nev (2021). Her work explores identity and the influence of pop culture. Formerly an editor at Essence and Entertainment Weekly, she has received fellowships in fiction writing from MacDowell and Tin House, and her writing has been published in Bon Appetit, Lit Hub, and Black Ballad. Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband.