Jocelyn Cullity!

We’re very pleased to announce another local author who will be appearing at this year’s festival. It’s Jocelyn Cullity. Currently the Director of the BFA in Creative Writing at Truman State University, Jocelyn lives in Columbia with her family.  Like Phong Nguyen, she moderated a discussion last year and will now be back to discuss her own work.


Jocelyn Cullity is the author of Amah & the Silk-Winged Pigeons, winner of the 2018 Best Book Awards in Historical Fiction. Her new novel, The Envy of Paradise, will be published in 2019. 

Jocelyn’s short fiction and essays have been published in the United States, Canada, India, and England; her award-winning documentary set in China, Going to the Sea, aired in Canada and in Europe.