Helen Elaine Lee
Department: Program in Writing & Humanistic Studies
Helen Elaine Lee was born and raised in Detroit, Michigan. She was educated at Harvard College and Harvard Law School, from which she graduated in 1985. Her short stories have appeared in Callaloo, SAGE and several anthologies, including Children of the Night: The Best Short Stories by Black Writers, 1967 to the Present, edited by Gloria Naylor, and Ancestral House: The Black Story in the Americas and Europe, edited by Charles Rowell. Her first novel, The Serpent's Gift, was published by Atheneum Publishers in 1994 and Scribner Paperback Fiction in 1995 and her second novel, Water Marked, was published by Scribner in 1999. She has just completed the manuscript of her third novel, Life Without about the lives of inmates in American prisons.