Bryan Washington

Bryan Washington is a graduate of the University of New Orleans Creative Writing Workshop and is now the George Guion Williams Writer-in-Residence and Scholar-in-Residence for Racial Justice at Rice University. He made a fierce debut with his short story collection, Lot, in 2019, winning the International Dylan Thomas Prize, as well as a Lambda Literary Award. He was a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 recipient, a recipient of the New York Public Library’s Young Lions Fiction Award, and finalist for the National Book Critics Circle’s John Leonard Prize. His first novel, Memorial, was published in 2020 to great critical acclaim; it was named a Notable Book by the New York Times and a Book of the Year by Time Magazine.