Bryan Washington

Bryan Washington, photo by Dailey Hubbard
Bryan Washington, photo by Dailey Hubbard

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 YorkerTimeVulture, the Paris ReviewThe Best American Short Stories, and the Cut, among others.

Washington 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 he 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.


selected bibliography

Memorial by Bryan Washington
Memorial (2020)
Lot by Bryan Washington
Lot: Stories (2019)

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online resources

Bryan Washington’s website
“Washington on His New Novel, Queer Representation, and the Ecstasy of Food,” GQ, October 26, 2020
“What Washington Is Cooking,” the New York Times, October 18, 2020
“Read an Excerpt from Memorial, A Love Story for Our Time,” Entertainment Weekly

Video: Atlanta History Center Author Talk with Washington