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Young joins Washington Post Magazine as contributing columnist

January 26, 2022

Posted by Mariam Ahmed

Damon Young

The following excerpt announcement was sent out from The Washington Post:

The Washington Post today announced Damon Young will join The Post’s Magazine as a contributing columnist providing critical commentary.

Young’s debut memoir “What Doesn’t Kill You Makes You Blacker: A Memoir In Essays” won the 2020 Thurber Prize for American Humor and Barnes & Noble’s 2019 Discover Award. It was also longlisted for the PEN America Diamonstein-Spielvogel Award, nominated for both an NAACP Image Award and a Hurston/Wright Legacy Award, and is a Krause Essay Prize nominee.

Young, 43, is also the co-founder of the culture blog VerySmartBrothas, was a contributing opinion writer for The New York Times, a columnist for GQ, and has written for The Atlantic, Esquire, NY Mag, The Undefeated, EBONY, and The Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Young is also the creator and host of a forthcoming podcast with Crooked Media.

Readers can sign up to have Damon’s columns delivered to their inbox by following him here.

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