An Ornament and a Disgrace (Historical Novel), New York, NY
An Ornament and a Disgrace is a novel about land and legacy set in 1960s Jamaica.
“My aim is to create complex yet accurate portrayals of Caribbean identity that challenge the boundaries of Western culture. My hope is that readers, specifically those of Caribbean descent, find themselves reflected in this work.”
Camille Wanliss is a New York-based writer of Caribbean descent. A 2023 MacDowell Fellow, she was also selected for the Periplus Fellowship (2022), AWP’s Writer-to-Writer Mentorship Program (2021), and the NYFA/DCLA City Artist Corp Grant (2021). Her work has appeared in Plantin Mag, Raising Mothers, Anomaly, Kweli Journal, Weird Sister, and The Feminist Wire, among others. Additional honors include the Pigeon Pages Essay Contest Honorable Mention, Adria Schwartz Award in Women’s Fiction, the Small Axe Literary Prize shortlist, and 11 fellowships and residencies from The Anderson Center, Mineral School, Vermont Studio Center, and Writing in the Margins. She earned an MFA in Creative Writing from the City College of New York.
Visit Camille’s website, at www.camillewanliss.com