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Damien Granderson: The Best Of African American Literary Awards

Damien Granderson is a writer and editor living in Atlanta, Georgia. He’s the co-host of “Atlanta Live With Damien Granderson” on WTSH Radio, an afternoon talk show that airs weekdays from 11:00 AM to 2:00 PM. Damien also owns WriteOn Marketing Group and is a graduate of Morehouse College in Atlanta.

 

His Achievements

Successful professional Damien Granderson is an established writer featured in various online and print publications. These include giants such as Examiner.com, Afr.com, The Washington Post, Atlanta Blackstar.com, BlackCaviarMag.com, and Encore Georgia Magazine, among others. In 2011, he was chosen by StudentFilmmakers Magazine.

 

He was ranked as one of America’s top rising filmmakers of the year for his work on a short film titled “Hope.” His writing can also be found in three anthologies that have been published since 2012: Callaloo(Vol 39 No 2), The Best Of African American Literary Awards Volume II (Vol 7), and A Season For Love & Other Short Stories (2013). Damien Granderson´s first published book came out in mid-2014 and was entitled Dear Daughter; I Hate Your Guts: I Want A Divorce. 

 

It was an eBook published by Tintype Press and is available on Amazon.com. This year he is working on his second book, which will be a collection of short stories that explores the journey of life after divorce through the eyes of several characters. Damien Granderson states that it is featured including a South African father who’s been divorced three times, a young woman who has been divorced twice; and a “sad black man” who has been divorced more than once.

 

The outstanding Granderson has also been nominated for an NAACP Image Award for his blog and website, Morehouse College’s The Spring. In 2012 he was a panel speaker at the Georgia Association of Black Journalists conference in Atlanta, GA, as part of a panel discussion about blogging on social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Damien Granderson is a co-founder of the non-profit organization Morehouse Digital Media Group, whose members professionally film and write about issues that affect the state of Georgia, including the general public, students, and alums.