Photograph: Vilma Samulionyte

Photograph: Vilma Samulionyte

Ladee Hubbard is the author of The Talented Ribkins which received the 2018 Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence. Her writing has appeared in Guernica, The Times Literary Supplement, Arkansas International, Copper Nickel and Callaloo among other venues. She is a recipient of a 2016 Rona Jaffe Foundation Writers’ Award and has also received fellowships from Art Omi, the Sacatar Foundation, the Sustainable Arts Foundation, Hedgebrook, and the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts among other places. Born in Massachusetts and raised in the U.S. Virgin Islands and Florida, She currently lives in New Orleans with her husband and three children.


Awards and Honors

MacDowell Colony Fellow, 2019
Hurston-Wright Legacy Award for Debut Fiction, 2018
Ernest J Gaines Award for Literary Excellence, 2017
Rising Voices Fellowship, Vermont Studio Center, 2017
Sacatar Foundation Brazil Residency, 2017
Sustainable Arts Foundation Promise Award, 2017
Hedgebrook Foundation Residency, 2017
Rona Jaffe Foundation Writer’s Award, 2016
Hambidge Center Residency, 2015
Alonzo S. Davis Fellowship, Virginia Center for Creative Arts, 2015
Third Place, Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition, 2015
First Runner Up, Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Award for the
Novel, 2014, for The Talented Tenth
Summer Literary Seminars Fellowship, 2011
Key West Literary Conference Fellowship, 2009
Napa Valley Writers Conference Fellowship, 2009
Callaloo Creative Writers Workshop Fellowship, 2008
Juniper Arts Institute Fellowship, 2008
Faulkner-Wisdom Creative Writing Award for the Short Story, 2008, for “Flip Lady”
Hurston/Wright Foundation Fellowship, 2007