Sister Mariella Gable Series

2018 Sister Mariella Gable Series Winner

Jamel Brinkley Public Reading: September 11, 7:00 p.m. Upper Gorecki     

Jamel Brinkley is the 2018 Sister Mariella Gable Award recipient for his debut short story collection, A Lucky Man, published by Graywolf Press and A Public Space Books. A graduate of Columbia University and the Iowa Writer’s Workshop, Brinkley has had works of fiction published in The Best American Short Stories 2018, A Public Space, Ploughshares, American Short Fiction, and LitMag, among others. Brinkley was the 2016-2017 Carol Houck Smith Fiction Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing and will be the 2018-2020 Wallace Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford University.

In A Lucky Man, Brinkley details nine stories of black men and boys whose mistakes threaten their personal relationships, giving light to a world shaped by race, gender and class.

Learn more about Past Winners which include titles by Edwidge Danticat, Susan Stewart, Claudia Rankine, Ru Freeman, Deborah Baker, Binyavanga Wainaina, Tiphanie Yanique, Ellen Bryant Voigt, Linda Gregg, Tracy K. Smith, Nurruddin Farah, Jane Kenyon, Clint McCown, Joe Coomer, Judith Kitchen, and Victoria Redel.