Author’s Showcase: Jaimee Wriston Colbert
April 17 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Join us for an Author’s Showcase featuring Binghamton University’s Professor of Creative Writing, Jaimee Wriston Colbert.
Jaimee Wriston Colbert is the author of six books of fiction: Vanishing Acts, a 2018 Foreword Indies Book of the Year Finalist, winner of a 2018 Pinnacle Book Achievement Award, and finalist for the 2018 American Fiction Prize and the National Indie Excellence Award in Literary Fiction; Wild Things, winner of the CNY 2017 Book Award in Fiction and the 2018 International Book Award in Fiction-Short Stories; Shark Girls, finalist for the USA Book News Best Books of 2010 and ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year; Dream Lives of Butterflies, winner of the IPPY Gold Medal/First Place Award for story collections; Climbing the God Tree, winner of the Willa Cather Fiction Prize; and Sex, Salvation, and the Automobile, winner of the Zephyr Prize. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including The Gettysburg Review, New Letters, and Prairie Schooner, and broadcast on “Selected Shorts.” She was awarded the 2012 Ian MacMillan Fiction Prize for “Things Blow Up,” a story in Wild Things. Other stories won the Jane’s Stories Award and the Isotope Editor’s Fiction Prize. Originally from Hawai’i, she is Professor of Creative Writing at SUNY, Binghamton University.
Previous book publications:
Vanishing Acts: Fomite Press, 2018
Wild Things: BkMk Press, 2016
Shark Girls: Livingston Press, 2009
Dream Lives of Butterflies: BkMk Press, 2007
Climbing the God Tree: Helicon Nine Editions, 1998
Sex, Salvation, and the Automobile: Zephyr, 1994