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 […]

Congratulations to Kimbilio Fellows and Inaugural Letras Boricuas Fellows Amina Gautier and Dahlma Llanos Figueroa

Kimbilio Fellows Amina Gautier and Dahlma Llanos Figueroa are among the inaugural cohort of Letras Boricuas Fellows – 20 Puerto Rican writers whose dynamic work spans genres including fiction, poetry, creative nonfiction, and children’s literature. A first-of-its-kind fellowship, Letras Boricuas was created to identify, elevate, and amplify the voices of emerging and established Puerto Rican writers on […]

Kimbilio Congratulates Hurston/Wright Nominees

Congratulations to the Kimbilio Fellows who are nominees for the 2021 Hurston/Wright Awards! In Debut Fiction: Stephen Wright for his novel The Coyotes of Carthage Deesha Philyaw for her collection The Secret Lives of Church Ladies In Poetry: Rachel Eliza Griffiths for her collection of Seeing the Body: Poems Kimbilio Fellow Amina Gautier served as […]

Mary Slechta is the 2021 Winner of the Kimbilio National Fiction Prize, selected by Carolyn Ferrell

Kimbilio and Four Way Books are pleased to announce that Mary Slechta has been selected as the winner of the 2021 Kimbilio National Fiction Prize.  Ms. Slechta’s book, Mulberry Street: Stories, will be published in the spring of 2023 by Four Way Books.  The judge for this year’s prize was celebrated author Carolyn Ferrell (Dear […]

Congratulations to Kimbilio Fellow and 2021 Whiting Award Winner Tope Folarin

Kimbilio Fellow Tope Folarin has been selected as a winner of a 2021 Whiting Award Tope Folarin is a Nigerian-American writer based in Washington, DC. He won the Caine Prize for African Writing in 2013 and was shortlisted once again in 2016. He was also named to the 2019 Africa39 list of the most promising […]

The Kimbilio National Fiction Prize

THE KIMBILIO NATIONAL FICTION PRIZE Entries Due on May 15th!

Congratulations to Kimbilio Fellow Deesha Philyaw

Kimbilio Fellow Deesha Philyaw is the winner of the 2021 PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction. More on the link below.

Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o nominated as author and translator in first for International Booker

Kenyan novelist’s The Perfect Nine is first work written in an indigenous African language to be longlisted for the Booker Prize. Read the Guardian article at this link. https://www.theguardian.com/books/2021/mar/30/ngugi-wa-thiongo-nominated-author-and-translator-first-international-booker-longlist?fbclid=IwAR2AEuhkbPn7hotmqdWBB_yyf5Zjgwz4uGEQHbHoCyQgEg563plJQWz_L0A

Congratulations to Kimbilio Fellow Jonathan Escoffery

Kimbilio Fellow Jonathan Escoffery has been selected as a 2021-2023 Stegner Fellow. https://jonathanescoffery.com/

Congratulations to Kimbilio Fellow Desiree Evans