Rice University English writer-in-residence and scholar-in-residence for racial justice, Bryan Washington

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Bryan Washington is the author of Lot (Riverhead) and the forthcoming Memorial (Riverhead). He has written for The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, The New York Times Style Magazine, BuzzFeed, the BBC, Vulture, Oxford American, The Paris Review, Boston Review, Tin House, One Story, Bon App├ętit, MUNCHIES, American Short Fiction, GQ, FADER, The Awl, The Believer, Hazlitt, and Catapult. He is a recipient of the International Dylan Thomas Prize, a Lambda Literary Award, a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 recipient, a recipient of the New York Public Library's Young Lions Fiction Award, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle's John Leonard Prize, a finalist for the PEN/Robert W. Bingham award, and the winner of an O. Henry Award.


Recent Awards, Grants, and Fellowships:

2020, Swansea University Dylan Thomas Prize
2020, Lambda Literary Award
2020, New York Public Library Young Lions Fiction Award
2019, O. Henry Award
2019, National Book Foundation 5 Under 35
2019, Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence


Academic History

M.F.A., University of New Orleans
B.A., University of Houston