Laurie Thomas

Photo by Melissa Lukenbaugh

Laurie Thomas is a fiction writer, screenwriter, and first-generation American with roots in Kingston, Jamaica. Thomas has received awards from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the MacDowell Colony, the Tulsa Artist Fellowship, and the Helen Zell Writers’ Program. She is at work on a first novel and story collection.

  • Laurie Thomas
    Photo by Joseph Rushmore In the following story, the narrator imagines what role her family might have played in a race massacre—and the generations of silence that followed. May 20,…