Jonathan Escoffery Calabash Festival

Jonathan Escoffery

Jonathan Escoffery is the author of the linked story collection If I Survive You, a New York Times and Booklist Editor’s Choice, an IndieNext Pick, and an International Bestseller. 

It was named a ‘best’ or ‘most anticipated’ book of 2022 by The New YorkerThe New York Times, NPR, Entertainment Weekly, People, Oprah DailyGQ, Good Morning America online, Apple Books, Goodreads, Booklist, Vox, BuzzFeed, VultureL.A. Times, Shondaland, TIME, The Root, Vanity Fair, Kirkus, The Millions, BET, O Quarterly MagazineReal Simple, and elsewhere.

Jonathan is the winner of The Paris Review’s 2020 Plimpton Prize for Fiction and is the recipient of a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts (Prose) Literature Fellowship. 

He is a graduate of the University of Minnesota’s Creative Writing MFA Program (Fiction) and attends the University of Southern California’s Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature Program as a Provost Fellow. He is a 2021-2023 Wallace Stegner Fellow at Stanford University.

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