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Yahdon Israel

NBCC VP/Awards
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310 Lewis Ave.
Brooklyn, NY 11221
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Yahdon Israel is a 27-year-old writer from Bed-Stuy, Brooklyn, who writes about race, class, gender and culture in America. He has written for Avidly, The New Inquiry, LitHub, ESPNW, and Brooklyn Magazine. He graduated from the New School with his MFA in Creative Non-Fiction, and runs a popular Instagram page which promotes literature and fashion under the hashtag #literaryswag. His current term on the Board ends in 2020.

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