Bryan Washington

Honoree, 2019 5 Under 35

Bryan Washington is a writer from Houston. His fiction and essays have appeared in the New York Times, The New York Times Magazine, The New Yorker, Time, Vulture, The Paris Review, The Best American Short Stories, and The Cut, among many others.
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Lot: Stories

ISBN 9780525533672 Riverhead Books / Penguin Random House

In the city of Houston – a sprawling, diverse microcosm of America – the son of a black mother and a Latino father is coming of age. He’s working at his family’s restaurant, weathering his brother’s blows, resenting his older sister’s absence. And discovering he likes boys. More about this book >

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    Selected by Nafissa Thompson-Spires >


Bryan Washington reading from Lot. 2019 5 Under 35 Celebration

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Bryan Washington

Bryan Washington is a writer from Houston. His fiction and essays have appeared in the New York TimesThe New York Times MagazineThe New YorkerTimeVultureThe Paris ReviewThe Best American Short Stories, and The Cut, among many others. He is a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 honoree for his collection of short stories, Lot. He is also the winner of the New York Public Library Young Lions Award, an Ernest J. Gaines Award for Literary Excellence recipient, an International Dylan Thomas Prize recipient, a Lambda Literary Award recipient, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle for Fiction award, a PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize finalist, a National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize finalist, and won the PEN/O. Henry Prize. He is currently the Writer-In-Residence at Rice University. His debut novel, Memorial, was named a New York Times Notable Book, Longlisted for the Aspen Literary Prize, the Andrew Carnegie Medal for Excellence in Fiction, and the Center for Fiction’s First Novel Prize.

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