Jonathan Escoffery

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Jonathan  Escoffery
Jonathan Escoffery is the author of If I Survive You, a collection of humorous and harrowing linked stories following a Jamaican-American family as they seek stability upon moving to Miami, navigating cultural dislocation, tenuous family ties, and the many, conflicting meanings of Black American identity, forthcoming fall 2022 from MCD/ FSG, as well as the forthcoming novel, Play Stone Kill Bird. He is the winner of the 2020 Plimpton Prize for Fiction, the 2020 ASME Award for Fiction, and a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Literature fellowship. His writing has appeared in The Paris ReviewAmerican Short Fiction, Electric Literature’s Recommended ReadingZYZZYVAPleiadesAGNIThe Best American Magazine Writing 2020, and elsewhere. He is a Doctoral Fellow in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Southern California.


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