Carolyn Holbrook

Carolyn Holbrook is a writer, educator, and longtime advocate for the healing power of the arts. Her essay collection, Tell Me Your Names and I Will Testify won the 2021 MN Book Award in the Memoir and Nonfiction category. She is also a co-author of MN civil rights icon, Dr. Josie R. Johnson’s memoir, Hope In the Struggle. Her essays have been published widely, most recently in A Good Time for the Truth: Race in Minnesota. She is the recipient of numerous grants and fellowships. She won the Minnesota Book Awards Kay Sexton Award in 2010 and was a 50 over 50 honoree in 2016. She is the Executive/Artistic Director of More Than a Single Story.