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Jamel Brinkley    

National Book Award Longlisted Author of "A Lucky Man"

Jamel Brinkley is the author of A Lucky Man: Stories, longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award. His fiction has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The Best American Short Stories 2018, A Public Space, Ploughshares, Gulf Coast, The Threepenny Review, Glimmer Train, American Short Fiction, Epiphany, and LitMag. A graduate of the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, he was also the 2016-17 Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. His work has received support from Kimbilio Fiction, the Callaloo Creative Writing Workshop, the Napa Valley Writers’ Conference, the Tin House Summer Workshop, and the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. He is currently a Wallace Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford University.


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