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Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson is the author of the collection, Tunneling to the Center of the Earth (Ecco/Harper Perennial, 2009), which received an Alex Award from the American Library Association and the Shirley Jackson Award, and a novel, The Family Fang (Ecco, 2011).  His fiction has appeared in Ploughshares, Tin House, One Story, Cincinnati Review, and elsewhere, and has appeared in four volumes of the New Stories from the South: The Years Best anthology as well as The PEN/O. Henry Prize Stories 2012.  He has received fellowships from the MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, and the KHN Center for the Arts.  He lives in Sewanee, Tennessee, with his wife, the poet Leigh Anne Couch, and his sons, Griff and Patch, where he is an Assistant Professor in the English Department at the University of the South.

Genres: Literary Fiction
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The Wonder Bread Summer (2013)
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"A fearless writer, capable of anything and everything."
I Am Having So Much Fun Here Without You (2014)
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Our Short History (2017)
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Rabbit Cake (2017)
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Sycamore (2017)
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The Ready-Made Thief (2017)
Augustus Rose
"Augustus Rose shows that he has one of the steadiest hands in fiction … Rose has crafted something memorable, crackling with energy, a truly wonderful tale."
What You Don't Know About Charlie Outlaw (2018)
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"In What You Don't Know About Charlie Outlaw, Leah Stewart displays such an amazing range as a writer, balancing intensity and suspense alongside deep introspection and then shifting to reveal such precise comic timing. She has a keen eye for the details that most of us would miss, presenting a clear vision of the absurdity of fame and the characters who struggle to live with and without it. And holding it all together is Stewart's unique understanding of what it is to be human, which always gives way to something perfect and true."
The Last Romantics (2019)
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The Municipalists (2019)
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"The longer you bask in the glow of Seth Fried's wondrous novel, big concepts like Technology and Work and Friendship begin to take on a curious shape, turn into something so unique that you wonder how one writer has so much imagination, so much insight, so much fun with the world they've created. The Municipalists is the work of a hilarious and empathetic talent."

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