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Jonathan Escoffery

Fiction & Nonfiction Writer
Jonathan Escoffery’s writing has appeared in The Paris Review, AGNI, Pleiades, Salt Hill, The Caribbean Writer, Creative Nonfiction, Solstice Literary Magazine, Pangyrus, and elsewhere. His most recent honors include a Distinguished Story citation in The Best American Short Stories 2018, a Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award, and Passages North’s Waasnode Fiction Prize. He has received fellowships and support from Aspen Words, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, the Somerville Arts Council, The Writers' Room of Boston, Kimbilio Fiction, the Anderson Center, Wellspring House, and Bread Loaf Writers' Conference, among others. Jonathan earned his MFA in Fiction from the University of Minnesota where he was a DOVE Fellow, a COSP Fellow, and the Fiction Editor at Dislocate magazine. He attends the University of Southern California’s Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature Program as a Provost Fellow.