Sister Melanie S. Hatter

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Melanie S. Hatter is the author of Malawi’s Sisters (Four Way Books 2019), winner of the inaugural Kimbilio National Fiction Prize, selected by Edwidge Danticat. She is also the author of The Color of My Soul, winner of the 2011 Washington Writers’ Publishing House Fiction Prize, and Let No One Weep for Me, Stories of Love and Loss, a collection of short fiction. She is a participating author in the PEN/Faulkner Writers in Schools program in Washington, D.C., and served on the board of the Zora Neale Hurston/Richard Wright Foundation.  Her website is

Sister Melanie was initiated into Beta Chapter of Gamma Xi Phi in Washington, DC, in Fall 2018.