Dawnie Walton

India Downes-Le Guin

Dawnie Walton is a fiction writer and journalist whose work explores identity, place, and the influence of pop culture. She has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony and Tin House, and graduated with her MFA from the Iowa Writers’ Workshop in May 2018. Currently she is Iowa’s Whited Fellow for the academic year 2018-19, in support of continuing work on her first novel. Previously she has worked as an editor for Essence and Entertainment Weekly magazines, Getty Images, and LIFE.com.