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Jess deCourcy Hinds, Writer
Jess deCourcy Hinds is an award-winning writer of fiction and nonfiction, and a librarian and educator in New York City. Her work has appeared on NPR and in the New York Times, Ms., Newsweek, Literary Hub, The Rumpus, Quarterly West, Monkeybicycle, School Library Journal and Brain, Child. Hinds is a Writing Fellow with Pen Parentis, a nonprofit supporting writers who are new parents. In 2017, Lauren Groff chose her short story “The Art Teacher” as runner-up for the Stella Kupferberg Memorial Short Story Prize. She is a graduate of Smith College, and holds an M.F.A. from Brooklyn College and an M.S.L.I.S. from the Pratt Institute. A native Brooklynite, Hinds now lives in Queens with her family.