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.

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.




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