Bryan Washington is a writer from Houston. His debut short story collection, Lot, was published in 2019 and his first novel, Memorial, was published in 2020, both by Riverhead Books and Atlantic Books UK. He’s received a National Book Award 5 Under 35 honor, a New York Public Library Young Lions Award, an Ernest J. Gaines Award, an International Dylan Thomas Prize, a Lambda Literary Award, and was a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Fiction Award, a Joyce Carol Oates Prize, a PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize, and was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30. He is a regular contributor to The New Yorker and he is a columnist for the New York Times Magazine.
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