AUTHOR | ARTIST | PROFESSOR
Wandeka Gayle is a Jamaican writer, visual artist, pianist, and Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at Spelman College and was formerly the Visiting Assistant Professor of Fiction at Southern Utah University from 2018-2019. She has received writing fellowships from Kimbilio Fiction, Callaloo, the Hurston/Wright Foundation, and the Martha's Vineyard Institute of Creative Writing. She has a Ph.D. in English, with a concentration in Creative Writing (Fiction) from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette.
Her collection of short stories, Motherland and Other Stories, was published by Peepal Tree Press in 2020. Other writing has appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Rumpus, Transition, Interviewing the Caribbean and other journals and magazines. Her work has been nominated for a Pushcart Prize. She is currently working on her first novel, My Name Is Sweet Thing.
Her art has been featured on Smile Jamaica, It's Morning Time (TVJ), in Focus Magazine, Da Vibe Magazine, and the Southwestern Review.