Patricia Grace King grew up in North Carolina and has since lived in Atlanta, Chicago, and Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley, as well as in Spain, Guatemala, and the UK. Her first book, Day of All Saints, won the 2017 Miami University Novella Prize. She is the author of two chapbooks, Rubia and The Death of Carrie Bradshaw, which respectively won The Florida Review’s Jeanne Leiby Memorial Contest and the Kore Press Short Fiction Award.
Patricia’s short stories have been published by Ploughshares, The Gettysburg Review, Narrative Magazine, Nimrod, and other journals. She holds an MFA from Warren Wilson College and a Ph.D. in English from Emory University and was the 2013-2014 Carol Houck Smith Fellow at the Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing.
She lives with her husband, David Janzen, in Durham, England, where she is at work on a novel as well as collection of stories, and writes the biweekly blog, Wuthering Yankee: Stories from Life on Two Continents. Her interviews on becoming a writer and on the particular challenges and joys of writing long stories can be found here and here.