- Born: June 21st, 1927 Louisville, Kentucky, US
- Spouse: William Shockley
- Occupation: Author, Editor, Librarian, Critic
- Known For: Wrote novels highlighting interracial lesbian love, and the problems that those relationships face under the “triple oppression” of racism, sexism, and homophobia
- Awards: Lee Lynch classic award (Loving Her, 2019)
Ann Allen Shockley is an American writer and activist, best known for her fiction works dealing with societal issues such as racism, sexism, and homophobia (for which she coined the term “the triple oppression”).
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