Sapphire is the author of two collections of poetry and the bestselling novel Push. The film adaption of her novel, Precious (2009), received the Academy Award for Best Screenplay and Best Supporting Actress, in addition to the Grand Jury Prize and Audience awards in the U.S. Dramatic Competition at Sundance. In 2009 she was a recipient of a United States Artist Fellowship. She lives in New York City.
Painstakingly beautiful * Scotland on Sunday * Sapphire is not your average writer. Brave, bold and uncompromising . . . The novel keeps you on tenterhooks -- Bernardine Evaristo * Observer * Harrowing . . . Masterfully narrated . . . Powerful * Diva * Stunning . . . Exhilarating * Independent * Prepare to be harrowed; I was sobbing by the end of the first chapter . . . [Sapphire] writes with a burning anger that gives this novel an explosive power * The Times * A consummate work of art, style and brains, shining at times with the possibility for hope and joy . . . More accomplished than [Push] and a thousand times more frightening * List *