Jonathan Escoffery

Jonathan Escoffery is the author of the linked story collection, If I Survive You, a New York Times and Booklist Editor’s Choice, an IndieNext Pick, and an International Bestseller. If I Survive You was longlisted for the National Book Award, the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, the PEN/ Robert W. Bingham Prize For Debut Short Story Collection, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence, the Aspen Words Literary Prize, and the Story Prize, and was a finalist for the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction, the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize, the Southern Book Prize, and the California Independent Booksellers Alliance’s Golden Poppy Award. Jonathan is the recipient of American Short Fiction‘s 2023 Constellation Award for a Story Collection, The Paris Review’s 2020 Plimpton Prize for Fiction, the 2020 ASME Award for Fiction from the American Society of Magazine Editors, and a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Fellowship. His writing has appeared in The New York TimesThe Paris ReviewOprah Daily, Electric LiteratureZyzzyva, American Short Fiction, AGNI, and elsewhere. He has received support and honors from Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, Aspen Words, Kimbilio Fiction, the Anderson Center, and elsewhere. He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Creative Writing MFA Program and was a 2021-2023 Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.