Bio


Ebony Flowers was born and raised in Maryland. She holds a BA in Biological Anthropology from the University of Maryland College Park and a PhD in Curriculum and Instruction from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, where she wrote her dissertation as a comic (mostly).

Flowers is a 2017 Rona Jaffe Award recipient. Hot Comb, her debut book, appeared on best of 2019 lists from the Washington Post, NPR, the Guardian, and the New York Public Library. Hot Comb won the Eisner, Ignatz, and Believer Book Award, and received nominations for numerous others, including the NAACP Image Award and the YALSA Alex Awards. Flowers lives in Denver, CO, with her son, husband, and cat.

Awards

2020 Eisner for Best Short Story, “Hot Comb,” in Hot Comb

2020 Ignatz for Outstanding Graphic Novel (Hot Comb)

2020 YALSA/ALA Great Graphic Novels for Teens (Hot Comb)

2019 Believer Book Award for Fiction (Hot Comb)

2019 Ignatz for Promising New Talent

2017 Rona Jaffe Award

Nominations

2020 NAACP Image Award for Outstanding Literary Work: Youth/Teens

2020 Eisner for Best Publication for Teens

2020 Ringo Award for Best Single Issue or Story

2020 Ringo Award for Best Original Graphic Novel

2020 YALSA/ALA Alex Award

2020 Cartoonist Studio Prize

2019 VLA Graphic Novel Diversity Award