Asali Solomon‘s first novel, Disgruntled, was a best book of the year at the San Francisco Chronicle and Denver Post. Her first book, Get Down, earned a Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award, a National Book Foundation’s “5 Under 35” honor, and was a finalist for the Hurston-Wright Legacy Award. Her work has appeared in O Magazine, Vibe, Essence, on NPR, the Paris Review Daily, McSweeney’s and several anthologies. Associate Professor, Chair of English, and Director of Creative Writing, Solomon teaches fiction writing and literature of the African Diaspora at Haverford College. Born and raised in Philadelphia, she lives there with her husband and two sons.