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Blake Kimzey

Author's Bio

Blake Kimzey grew up in Prosper, Texas. He is a 2014 graduate of the MFA Programs In Writing at UC Irvine and is the recipient of a generous 2013 Emerging Writer Grant from The Elizabeth George Foundation. His work has been broadcast on NPR and published by Tin House, FiveChapters, McSweeney's, Puerto del Sol, The Los Angeles Review, Short Fiction, Mid-American Review, The Lifted Brow, PANK, Fiction Southeast, Juked, Keyhole, Monkeybicycle, and Surreal South ’13, among others. Blake recently completed his first novel, and currently teaches creative writing at The University of Texas at Dallas. More @BlakeKimzey

Publications and Prizes

Chapbooks:
Families Among Us, winner of the 2013 Black River Chapbook Competition (Black Lawrence Press, 2014), Up and Away (Rust Belt Bindery, 2012)
Anthologies:
Surreal South '13 (Press 53, 2013)
Journals:
Copperfield Review, Dark Sky Magazine, Fiction Southeast, FiveChapters, Her Royal Majesty, Juked, Keyhole Magazine, McSweeney's Internet Tendency, Mid-American Review, Monkeybicycle, NOÖ Journal , Pank, Puerto del Sol, Quay: A Journal of the Arts , Red Line Blues, Short FICTION (England), Structo, The Adroit Journal, The Lifted Brow (Australia), The Los Angeles Review, The Masters Review, Tin House, Untitled Books
Prizes:
2013 Emerging Writer Grant, The Elizabeth George Foundation; Winner of the 2013 Black River Chapbook Competition; 2014, 2013, 2011 Pushcart Prize Nominee; 2012 Million Writers Award Notable Stories list; Scholarship, Vermont Studio Center; Finalist, Arthur Edelstein Prize for Short Fiction

Blake Kimzey Resume

Personal Favorites

Favorite Authors:
Thomas Berger, George Saunders, John Kennedy Toole, Joesph Heller, Russel Banks

Please note: All information in the Directory is provided by the listed writers or their representatives.
Listing last updated: December 1, 2014

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
European American
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Plano, TX
Raised in:
Prosper, TX

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