• Jonathan Escoffery, Author

    Jonathan Escoffery is the author of the linked story collection, If I Survive You, a New York Times Editor’s Choice, an IndieNext Pick, and an International Bestseller. If I Survive You was nominated for more than a dozen book prizes, including the Booker Prize, the National Book Award, the PEN/Faulkner Award, and the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize. Jonathan is the winner of The Paris Review’s Plimpton Prize for Fiction, the American Society of Magazine Editors’ ASME Award for Fiction, and a National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. His writing has appeared in The New York Times, The Paris Review, Oprah Daily, the Best American Magazine Writing, and elsewhere. Jonathan has taught creative writing at Stanford University, Warren Wilson College, Randolph College, the University of Minnesota, and at GrubStreet in Boston, where, as former staff, he founded the Boston Writers of Color Group, which currently has more than 2,000 members. He has received fellowships and honors from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, Aspen Words, Kimbilio Fiction, the University of Southern California’s Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature Program, and elsewhere. He was a 2021-2023 Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. 


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