Jonathan Escoffery

Author's Bio

Jonathan Escoffery is the winner of the 2016 Waasnode Fiction Prize, a 2017 Somerville Arts Council Artist Fellowship, the 2017 Ivan Gold Fellowship from The Writers' Room of Boston, and a 2017 Kimbilio Fiction Fellowship. He earned his MFA in Fiction from the University of Minnesota where he was a DOVE Fellow, an Anderson Center Fellow, and the Fiction Editor at Dislocate. He is currently the Writer-in-Residence at Wellspring House retreat for writers and artists in Western MA. He has taught Creative Writing at the University of Minnesota, UMass Boston, the Red Wing Youth Correctional Facility, Roxbury Open Studios, and at GrubStreet in Boston. Jonathan's writing has appeared in Prairie Schooner, The Caribbean Writer, Passages North, Salt Hill Journal, Solstice, Pangyrus, and elsewhere. For a full listing of his publications and projects, please visit Jonathan’s Author Page.

Publications and Prizes

Pangyrus, Passages North, Prairie Schooner, Salt Hill, Solstice: A Magazine of Diverse Voices, The Caribbean Writer
Prizes Won: 
2017-2018 Wellspring House Fellowship.2017 Kimbilio Fiction Fellowship Recipient.2017 Ivan Gold Fellowship (The Writers’ Room of Boston) Recipient.2017 Somerville Arts Council Artist Fellowship Recipient.2016 Waasnode Fiction Prize Winner.2016 Editor’s Choice, Solstice Summer Contest.

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Fiction Writer
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African American, Jamaican American
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Last updated: Jun 02, 2017