Rivers Solomon writes about life in the margins, where they are much at home. Nominated two-years running for the John C. Campbell Award for Best New Writer and a winner of the Firecracker Award, they produce fiction that embraces alterity via queerness, disability, and Blackness.
In addition to appearing on the Stonewall Honour List and in numerous best-of-the-year lists, Solomon's debut novel AN UNKINDNESS OF GHOSTS was a finalist for a Lambda, a Hurston/Wright, a Tiptree, and a Locus Award. Their short work appears in or is forthcoming from Black Warrior Review, the New York Times, Guernica, Best American Short Stories, Tor.com, Gay Mag, and elsewhere. Their second book, THE DEEP, a project based on a song of the same title by Daveed Diggs-fronted experimental hip-hop group clipping, is forthcoming November 2019.
Rivers received their BA in Comparative Studies in Race and Ethnicity from Stanford University and an MFA in Fiction Writing from the Michener Center for Writers at the University of Texas at Austin. They grew up between California, Indiana, Texas, and New York in the United States but currently reside in London, England. They've just finished their third novel.
Thursday, April 2, 2020 at 6:30pm
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