Patricia Grace King

Fiction Writer

Durham, DUR
United Kingdom
County Durham GB

Author's Bio

A finalist for the 2023 PEN Bellwether Prize, Patricia Grace King’s novel manuscript, Outsider Art, has also been longlisted for the 2023 McKitterick Prize.

Her shorter fiction has won the Miami University Novella Award, the Florida Review’s Leiby Award, the Kore Press Short Fiction Award, and the Northern Writers Award in the UK. Other stories have been published in Ploughshares, Narrative, The Gettysburg Review, and Nimrod. She has held the Carol Houck Smith Fellowship at the University of Wisconsin, a Fiction Fellowship at Vermont Studio Center, and will be a 2023 Tennessee Williams Scholar at the Sewanee Writers Conference.

Raised in western North Carolina, Patricia has since lived in Spain and Guatemala, where she worked as an accompanier of refugees during the civil war and later as a language school director. She earned an MFA in Fiction from Warren Wilson College and a Ph.D. in English from Emory University, where she was a Dean’s Teaching Fellow. She moved to the UK in 2015 and currently holds an Eccles Centre Visiting Fellowship at the British Library.

Literary agent: 
Kerry D'Agostino, Curtis Brown Ltd.

Publications & Prizes

Day of All Saints (Miami University Press, 2017)
Rubia (Florida Review Publications, 2012)
The Death of Carrie Bradshaw (Kore Press, 2012)
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Santa Fe Writers Project
Prizes won: 

Finalist for the PEN Bellwether Prize, Tennessee Williams Scholarship to Sewanee Writers Conference, Northern Writers Award (UK), 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

More Information

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Fluent in: 
English, Spanish
Born in: 
Charlottesville, VA
Raised in: 
Hickory, NC
North Carolina
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Last update: May 27, 2023