Nancy Rawles has worked as a journalist, playwright and novelist. The New York Times called her novel My Jim “as heart-wrenching a personal history as any recorded in American literature.”
Rawles has received many awards for her writing, including an Alex Award from the American Library Association, an American Book Award from the Before Columbus Foundation, and a Legacy Award from the Hurston/Wright Foundation. My Jim was selected by the Seattle Public Library for its popular Seattle Reads Program.
Rawles grew up in Los Angeles, studied in Chicago, and makes her home in Seattle. She currently teaches writing at Highline College in Des Moines, Washington.