Jonathan Escoffery

Jonathan Escoffery is the winner of the Plimpton Prize for Fiction, the Waasnode Fiction Prize, and the Glenna Luschei Prairie Schooner Award. His writing has appeared, or is forthcoming, in The Paris Review, AGNI, ZYZZYVA, Creative Nonfiction, and elsewhere. He has received fellowships and distinctions from the National Endowment for the Arts, the American Society of Magazine Editors, Aspen Words, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation of New Mexico, Kimbilio Fiction, Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, The Best American Short Stories anthology, and elsewhere. Jonathan earned his MFA in Fiction from the University of Minnesota and attends the University of Southern California’s Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature Program as a Provost Fellow.


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"Under the Ackee Tree" (published story) (2019)
“Under the Ackee Tree,” The Paris Review, Issue 229, Summer 2019 (2020 Plimpton Prize for Fiction & 2020 ASME National Magazine Award for Fiction).

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"The Caribbean’s Deadliest Fruit: A Taste Test" (published essay) (2019)
“The Caribbean’s Deadliest Fruit: A Taste Test,” The Paris Review Daily, August 8, 2019. (Hybrid Essay)

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"In Flux" (published story) (2017)
“In Flux,” Passages North, Waasnode Fiction Prize Winner. Issue 38. 2017 (Distinguished story selection, The Best American Short Stories 2018).

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