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Rochelle Marrett

Rochelle Marrett is a Jamaican fiction writer whose work seeks to be both an ode to her country and a critical examination of certain socio-political sentiments. Her writing also strives to articulate the everyday complexities of Black immigrant life in a compelling and unsettling manner that disrupts long-held assumptions. Marrett was recently named a MacDowell Fellow and a 2021 Pen America Emerging Voices Fellow. In 2019, she was a Room Project Fellow in Detroit. Her work has been long-listed for the 2021 Disquiet Fiction Prize, received residency support from Tin House, and workshop support from The Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, among others. Marrett holds a BA in English from The College of Wooster, where she graduated with honors. She resides in metro Detroit with her husband and daughter and is at work on her debut novel.

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