Why I Write: Charmaine Wilkerson

Storytelling has always been part of my life. I grew up surrounded by books and I love to see stories given new life on the stage or in films. But to say why I write is like trying to explain why I look or speak as I do. It’s part of who I am, of what I need to do to process the world in which I live. I’m relatively new to publishing fiction on a regular basis. What I’ve noticed is this: I tend to write about the search for a sense of home and identity, resilience in the face of trauma or betrayal, and the immense power of joy which, to me, remains one of the great mysteries in life.

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About Charmaine Wilkerson

Charmaine Wilkerson is from New York, has lived in several cities, and does most of her writing in Rome. Her work has won the Bath Novella-in-Flash Award and the Saboteur Award for Best Novella and her stories have appeared in various magazines and anthologies.