Mecca Jamilah Sullivan

Mecca Jamilah Sullivan

Mecca Jamilah Sullivan is the author of three books: “Big Girl”, a NY Times Editors’ Choice and a Phenomenal Book Club pick; “Blue Talk and Love”, winner of the Judith Markowitz Award from Lambda Literary; and “The Poetics of Difference: Queer Feminist Forms in the African Diaspora”, winner of the William Sanders Scarborough Prize from the MLA. She has earned honors from Bread Loaf, the Institute for Citizens and Scholars, the Mellon Foundation, the Center for Fiction, the NEA and others. Originally from Harlem, NY, she is Associate Professor of English at Georgetown University and lives in Washington DC.


Blue Talk & Love (Riverdale Books, 2015)

The Poetics of Difference (University of Illinois Press, 2021)

Big Girl (Virago Press, 2023)