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Olufunke Grace Bankole

Olufunke Grace Bankole

Olufunke Grace Bankole is a first-generation American of Nigerian parentage. After graduating from Harvard Law School and completing a Soros Justice Advocacy Fellowship, she left the law in order to write. Her stories and essays have appeared in Michigan Quarterly Review, New Letters, AGNI, The Antioch Review, Stand, and elsewhere. Among other honors, she has won the Glimmer Train Short Story Award for New Writers and been awarded a Ludwig Vogelstein Foundation grant in support of her novel-in-progress. She lives in Portland, Oregon, with her husband and their son. (updated 9/2019)


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