More news about Nafissa Thompson-Spires' rise to fame has come up today: Amazon Studios has hired playwright Antoinette Wandu to adapt Thompson-Spires' short story Wash Clean The Bones into a film. You can read more about that news above, and read more about Wandu here. Wash Clean The Bones is a short story from Thompson-Spires' critically-acclaimed book Heads of the Colored People, which was long-listed for a National Book Award.
Watch her appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers from a short while back here.
Photo of Wandu (left) by Beowulf Sheehan, photo of Thompson-Spires by Adrianne Mathiowetz