PLACE OF BIRTH: ........, Trinidad
  • Marian College, Fond du Lac, Wisconsin, USA (B.A. in English)
  • New York University, New York, USA (M.A., Ph.D. in English)
  • CAREER:                                 Nunez migrated to the USA after completing secondary schooling in Trinidad. She co-founded the National Black Writers Conference and directed the organization from 1986 to 2000. She later became a Distinguished Professor of English at the Medgar Evers College at the City University of New York. Nunez wrote the following books:
    • When Rocks Dance (1986)
    • Beyond the Limbo Silence (1998)
    • Bruised Hibiscus (2000)
    • Discretion (2002)
    • Grace (2003)
    • Stories from Blue Latitudes: Caribbean Women Writers at and Abroad (2005)
    • Prospero's Daughter (2006)
                                     In addition to writing, Nunez co-edited a collection of essays, "Defining Ourselves: Black Writers in the 90s," in 1999.
    • 1999 - Independent Publishers Award (for "Beyond the Limbo Silence"
    • 2001 - American Book Award (for "Bruised Hibiscus")
    • 2002 - Go on Girl! National Author of the Year Award
    • 2003 - Caribbean American Heritage Award
    • YMCA Woman of Distinction Award
    • Honorary Doctorate in Humane Letters (Marian College)
    Compiled by Ronald C. Emrit