Melissa Gurney

Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

Melissa Hunter Gurney is a Brooklyn based writer, educator and curator. She is the co-founder of GAMBA Forest, a community art space and literary lounge in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, and Black Land Ownership, a grassroots organization put in place to combat systemic oppression around property in the Americas. Her work tends to explore the multi-faceted experiences of Pan-American women and artists and can be found in various publications including: The Yale Review, Pank, Post Road Magazine, Great Weather for Media, The Opiate, Breadcrumbs, Paris Lit Up, Brilliant Short Fiction and Across the Margin.

Publications & Prizes

Across the Margin
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Yale Review

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Kate Braverman Audrey Lorde Charles Bowden Max Blecher Chris Banks Carr Malik Crumpler Virginia Woolf Michelle Whitaker Mercy Tullis Bukhari Dakota Smith Gabriel Garcia Marquez Edwidge Danticat
What I'm reading now: 
Intimacy by Sartre

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Last update: Dec 06, 2022