Dawnie Walton


Dawnie Walton is a writer, an editor, and the author of the novel *The Final Revival of Opal & Nev* (2021). Her work explores identity and the influence of pop culture. Formerly an editor at *Essence* and *Entertainment Weekly,* she has received fellowships in fiction writing from MacDowell and Tin House, and her writing has been published in *Bon Appetit, Lit Hub,* and *Black Ballad.* Born and raised in Jacksonville, Florida, she lives in Brooklyn with her husband.