T.K. Lee


Starkville, MS 39759

Author's Bio

T.K. Lee is an award-winning member of the Dramatists Guild, Southeastern Theatre Conference and the Stage Directors and Choreographers Society, among others. In addition to plays, he has also published prize-winning poetry and acclaimed short fiction. He currently is on faculty teaching in the MFA in Creative Writing as well as the MFA in Theatre Education programs, both at the famed historic Mississippi University for Women.

Publications & Prizes

Scapegoat (Unsolicited Press, 2022)
To Square A Circle (Unsolicited Press, 2018)
Prizes won: 


  • Hixson Memorial Prize (Poetry)
  • William Faulkner Literary Prize ("Awake"; Short Fiction)
  • Tennessee Williams Literary Festival Award (Loose Hog; play)
  • Fellow, Eudora Welty New Play Series (Paper Thin; Play)
  • Southeastern Theatre Conference: Outstanding Contribution of New Dramatic Work (Paper Thin; Play)
  • Tennessee Williams Tribute Scholar Medal (Drama)
  • MAC Literary Artist Fellowship (Bob and the Tree; Play)


  • Semfinalist, Pangeae Prize (Native; Poetry)
  • Finalist, Mississippi Institute of Arts and Letters (To Square a Circle; Poetry)
  • Finalist, Urban Arts Festival/Manhattan (Sindication; Play)


More Information

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Born in: 
Charleston, SC
South Carolina
Raised in: 
Louisville , MS
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Last update: Apr 11, 2023