Be thankful for your family
Be thankful for your family

WHYY blogger 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 CNN, NPR, ABC News, TV One and HLN.

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 writing and literacy program that garnered him a leadership award from the Knight Foundation.

Solomon, a lifelong Philadelphian, is morning host on Praise 107.9 FM, and a columnist for the Philadelphia Daily News. His latest novel is “The Dead Man’s Wife.”

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