Jamel Brinkley was raised in the Bronx and Brooklyn, New York. He is a graduate of Columbia University and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. He has held fellowships from Kimbilio Fiction and the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing, and he is currently a Wallace Stegner fellow in fiction at Stanford University. His debut story collection, “A Lucky Man,” came out in 2018 and was a finalist for the National Book Award in Fiction.
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