Congratulations to Kimbilio Fellow Jonathan Escoffery

Kimbilio Fellow Jonathan Escoffery has been selected as a 2021-2023 Stegner Fellow.

Congratulations to Kimbilio Fellow Desiree Evans

Announcing Kimbilio’s Book Prizes!

Kimbilio is proud to announce an incredible addition to our programming. Partnering with our friends at Four Way Books and Braddock Avenue Books, Kimbilio will be awarding two annual publication prizes. Published by Four Way Books, The Kimbilio National Fiction Prize will be a celebration and affirmation of the best in contemporary fiction. 2017 judge […]

Congratulations to 2015 Kimbilio Faculty Member Angela Flournoy

Angela Flournoy wins VCU Cabell First Novelist Award for ‘The Turner House’ Angela Flournoy has won the 2016 VCU Cabell First Novelist Award, which honors an outstanding debut novel published during a calendar year. Her winning book, “The Turner House,” published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, tells the story of 13 adult siblings forced to reckon with their […]

Ngwah-Mbo Nkweti (’16) Appointed Resident at Hub City

Ngwah-Mbo Nkweti will join Hub City as Writer-In-Residence this Fall. A Cameroonian-American writer and English professor, her residency will run from September until December. Read the full press release here:  Nana Nkweti at Hub City

The 2016 Caine Prize for African Writing

Congratulations to Kimbilio Fellows Lesley Arimah (’15) and Tope Folarin (’15) for being nominated for the 2016 Caine Prize.  The Caine Prize for African Writing is awarded annually to an African writer of a short story published in English. Tope won this award previously in 2013. At a ceremony in London on July 4th, South […]

Congratulations to Kimbilio’s Hurston/Wright Nominees

Sanderia Faye (’13) nominee in Debut Fiction for MOURNER’S BENCH Naomi Jackson (faculty ’17) nominee in Debut Fiction for THE STAR SIDE OF BIRD HILL Angela Flournoy (faculty ’15) nominee in Fiction for THE TURNER HOUSE The Hurston/Wright Legacy Award TM  honors the best in Black literature in the United States and around the globe. […]

Congratulations to Nicole Kelly (’13, ’15) and Dianca London Potts (’14)

Stories by Dianca and Nicole have been selected by Stuart Dybek from one hundred finalists and semi-finalists for inclusion in the 2016 edition of THE BEST SMALL FICTIONS. The book is scheduled for release in late October. Read more here about the THE BEST SMALL FICTIONS 2016.

Kimbilio Congratulates Faculty Member Angela Flournoy

The National Book Foundation has named Angela to it’s prestigious annual 5 UNDER 35 list.  Congratulations Angela! Read More Here:

THE TURNER HOUSE is a Finalist for the First Fiction Award

Congratulations to Kimbilio Faculty Member Angela Flournoy.  Her terrific novel THE TURNER HOUSE has just been named to the Center for Fiction’s shortlist for the 2015 First Novel Prize.