A New Story from Kimbilio Fellow Amina Gautier

“Don’t Mention It” appears in the fall 2022 edition of BLACKBIRD.  Here’s an excerpt: What a long day. They are in bed, both tuckered out. Their daughter’s asleep in her own room and everything in the house is calm and quiet. The only sounds are the little chuffing noises his wife makes just before falling […]

Kimbilio Fellow Deesha Philyaw’s Year in Reading…

… including Fellows Jonathan Escoffery (IF I SURVIVE YOU) and Janelle Williams (GONE LIKE YESTERDAY). Read more about both titles on the Kimbilio Author Page A Year in Reading: Deesha Philyaw I read my way through what has been a year full of big changes. My older daughter graduated college and my younger daughter graduated […]

Kimbilio Fellow Amina Gautier Wins New Millennium Fiction Contest

Amina Gautier’s story “Persophone” was selected as the  first place winner in the 54th New Millennium Award for Flash Fiction contest.  Gautier will receive $1,000 and publication both online and in print. Here’s a taste: How his hand came up to meet mine, breaking through the dense, rich soil, cupping the roots and bulb of […]

Kimbilio Faculty Member Asali Solomon on Writing Fiction

From LITHUB, a conversation with Asali Solomon about The Days of Afrekete, the unexpected discovery that she’s a funny writer, and trying to impart wisdom to students while she’s still learning too. Asali Solomon on Writing Fiction as a Process of Discovery  

Kimbilio Fellow Kima Jones Wins Granum Foundation Prize

From the Granum Foundation Website: Congratulations to Kima Jones, winner of the 2022 Granum Foundation Prize. Kima Jones’s writing has appeared nationally in GQ, Guernica, Poets & Writers, and McSweeney’s. Her short story, “Nine,” received notable mention in Best American Science Fiction 2015, and her hybrid poem, “Homegoing AD,” appears in Best American Nonrequired Reading […]

Kimbilio Faculty Member Jacinda Townsend Wins the Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellent

The Ernest J. Gaines Award Winner for Literary Excellence   Read more at this link:  https://ernestjgainesaward.org/gaines-award-winner  

Kimbilio Fellow LaToya Watkins Interviewed by The Millions

  Who Carries the History?: The Millions Interviews LaToya Watkins

Kimbilio Faculty Member Asali Solomon Interviews Percival Everett

It somehow seems that Percival Everett, one of the most inimitable and distinct voices in contemporary American fiction, who has been a finalist for some of the world’s most prestigious literary prizes, is still largely unknown to mainstream readers. It’s impossible to resist reading that fact into the symbolism of the publicity photo on the […]

From Good River Review, A “Revived” Story from Kimbilio Fellow Donald Quist

Lalita Rattapong’s New Microwave     I’m having trouble with Lalita Rattapong’s new microwave, issues with distance. Like, can the neighbors feel the universe fold in on itself whenever she reheats leftover panang? Do they hear time collide, past in present, echoes from a world older than the one they thought they knew, screeching in […]

Kimbilio Fellow Jonathan Escoffery on WBUR’s Here & Now