WHYY columnist Solomon Jones is the author of eight novels, including the critically-acclaimed “Pipe Dream” (Random House), and has been featured nationally by media outlets like NPR and CNN Headline News.

Formerly a professor of creative writing at Temple University, Solomon is an award-winning journalist whose work has appeared in numerous publications, including Essence, Newsday, and The Philadelphia Inquirer.

In 2013, Solomon, along with prominent authors like Noam Chomsky, was selected as one of 50 writers representing Philadelphia’s literary legacy. He is the creator of Words on the Street, a program that works with national and local partners to help students and parents improve literacy through writing.

Solomon, a lifelong Philadelphian, is senior writer for Axis Philly and a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News. His latest novel is “The Dead Man’s Wife.”

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