Veronica Chambers

Veronica Chambers reading at the 2017 Gaithersburg Book Festival Veronica Chambers is an Afro-Latina writer who was born in Panama. She edited the 2017 collection of essays on Michelle Obama, ''The Meaning of Michelle: 16 Writers on the Iconic First Lady and How Her Journey Inspires Our Own'', and co-wrote Marcus Samuelsson's 2012 memoir ''Yes, Chef'', which became a ''New York Times'' best-seller and won the 2013 James Beard Award for Writing and Literature. Chambers' own memoir ''Mama's Girl'' was published in 1996 with Riverhead; reviewing the book in the ''Los Angeles Times'', Michelle Huneven described it as the account of "a black Caribbean immigrant family whose daily life is fraught with financial hardship, leavened with the comradeship of spirited, Spanish-speaking black women, and disrupted by harrowing and violent domestic warfare."

Chambers is a 2017 John S. Knight Journalism Fellow at Stanford University. Provided by Wikipedia
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