Fred McKindra, fiction writer and essayist, lives in Little Rock, Arkansas. He attended Howard University and holds an MFA in Fiction Writing from the New School. His essay “Becoming Integrated” from the Oxford American was listed as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2018. He also contributed a monthly column to the OA’s online series “The By and By.” A 2017 Buzzfeed Emerging Writer Fellow, McKindra has received support from the Bread Loaf Writer’s Conference as a Work Study Scholarship Recipient for Fiction and the Lambda Literary Foundation as a Fiction Fellow.
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