Thank you so much Flavorwire for including me on this list along with Barbara Kingsolver! I'm thrilled! Whoo hoo!
"Why we love her: Durrow deftly navigates the fluidity of racial identity and cultural connections in her honest, absorbing debut. (She was also the winner of the 2008 Bellwether Prize for Fiction, an award established by Kingsolver.)
Best known for: The Girl Who Fell from the Sky
The line that made us fall for her: “I feel my middle fill up with sounds that no one else understands. Then they reach my throat. What if these sounds get stuck in me?” "