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Michelle Cliff

Born in Kingston, Jamaica, Michelle Cliff has lectured at many universities and was the Allan K. Smith Professor of English Language and Literature at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut. She is the author of If I Could Write This in Fire (Minnesota, 2008); Everything Is Now: New and Collected Stories (Minnesota, 2009); and the acclaimed novels Abeng, No Telephone to Heaven , and Free Enterprise . She lives in California.