Kim Church

Fiction Writer

Emma Patterson Brandt & Hochman
New York, NY 10036
212 840 5760

Author's Bio

Kim Church’s debut novel Byrd (Dzanc Books, 2014), the fractured family history of a child given up for adoption, won the Crook’s Corner Book Prize and the Independent Publisher Book Award bronze medal for Literary Fiction, was a finalist for the Chautauqua Prize and the Balcones Fiction Prize, and was longlisted for the SIBA Award and the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction.  

Church’s short work has appeared in the Norton anthology Flash Fiction Forward, The Great Books Foundation Short Story Omnibus, The Sun Magazine, The Chicago Tribune Printers Row Journal, Shenandoah, Mississippi Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from the North Carolina Arts Council and residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Millay Colony for the Arts, Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities, and Vermont Studio Center. She lives with her husband, artist Anthony Ulinski, in Raleigh, North Carolina. 

Publications & Prizes

Great Books Foundation Short Story Omnibus (Great Books Foundation, 2009)
Flash Fiction Forward (W. W. Norton & Company, 2006)
Byrd (Dzanc Books, 2014)
Elsewhere Journal
Mississippi Review
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The Nervous Breakdown
Prizes won: 

Crook's Corner Book Prize for Best Debut Novel Set in the South | Chautauqua Prize Finalist | Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize Long List | Independent Publisher Book Award Bronze Medal in Literary Fiction | Balcones Fiction Prize Finalist | SIBA Book Award Long List | Fiction fellowships, North Carolina Arts Council | Residencies, Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Millay Colony for the Arts, Vermont Studio Center, Weymouth Center for the Arts and Humanities | Pushcart Prize nominee

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Lexington, NC
North Carolina
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Last update: Sep 16, 2022