Patricia Grace King

Author's Bio

Patricia Grace King grew up in North Carolina and has since lived in Atlanta, Chicago, and Virginia's Shenandoah Valley, as well as in Spain, Guatemala, and England. Her first book, Day of All Saints, won the 2017 Miami University Novella Prize. She is also the author of two chapbooks, Rubia and The Death of Carrie Bradshaw, which respectively won The Florida Review’s Jeanne Leiby Memorial Contest and the Kore Press Short Fiction Award. Patricia’s short stories have been published by Ploughshares, The Gettysburg Review, Narrative Magazine, Nimrod, and other journals. She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College and a Ph.D. in English from Emory University and was the 2013-2014 Carol Houck Smith Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing. She lives with her husband in Durham, England, where she is at work on a novel as well as collection of stories, and writes the biweekly blog, Wuthering Yankee: Stories from Life on Two Continents.

Publications and Prizes

Day of All Saints
(Miami University Press, 2017)
Narrative Magazine, Nimrod, Ploughshares, Santa Fe Writers Project, The Gettysburg Review
(The Florida Review Publications, 2012)
, The Death of Carrie Bradshaw
(Kore Press, 2012)
Prizes Won: 
Miami University Novella Prize, Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, Fiction Fellowship to the Vermont Studio Center, Jeanne Leiby Memorial Chapbook Award, Kore Press Short Fiction Award, Pushcart Prize nomination, Illinois Arts Council Professional Development Grant

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Fiction Writer
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Born in: 
Charlottesville, VA
Raised in: 
Hickory, NC
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Last updated: Feb 19, 2017