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Kevin Winchester

Kevin Winchester


Ethel K. Smith Library


Queens University, MFA
Wingate College, BA

About Me

Kevin Winchester is a Union County native, where he now lives, writes and teaches. Winchester’s story, “Waiting on Something to Happen,” won the 2013 Thomas Wolfe Fiction Award. His short story collection, “Everybody’s Gotta Eat,” was published in 2009. Other short fiction has appeared in Gulf Coast Literary and Arts Journal, Barrel House, Story South, and Dead Mule School of Literature, among others, and the anthology Everything But the Baby. His creative non-fiction has appeared in the Novello Press anthology Making Notes: Music in the Carolinas, Tin House Literary Magazine and a variety of other publications. His novel, “On Trembling Ground,” was published in 2012. In 2005, the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference awarded Kevin their work/study scholarship. His short story, “Everybody’s Gotta Eat,” was selected as a 2006 Notable Story by the Million Writers Award. Winchester also writes songs and plays guitar, mandolin and bass.

His current band, Flatland Tourists, was selected as the 2015 Carolinas Music Awards Americana Band of the Year. When he’s not teaching, writing or playing music, Kevin enjoys riding Harley Davidson motorcycles, hiking and gardening.

“Waiting on Something to Happen.” Thomas Wolfe Review, 2014.

“Swimming Upstream.” Ray’s Road Review, 2013.

“Robert Casting’s 25 Random Things.” Flash Fiction. Barrel House Magazine, 2010.

“Everybody’s Gotta Eat.” Short Story collection, Main Street Press, 2009.

“Catching Smoke.” Anthology: Making Notes: Music of the Carolinas, 2008.

“It Was After Shelby Foote Died…” Novella, Story South, 2007.

“Shine.” Short Story, Gulf Coast: A Journal of Literature and Fine Arts, 2006.

“Everybody’s Gotta Eat.” Short Story, Southern Hum, 2006.

“Moonshine: A Primer.” Creative Nonfiction, Tin House Magazine, 2006.

“Baby Boy.” Short Story, Anthology: Everything But the Baby, 2005.

Thomas Wolfe Fiction Award

2013 Breadloaf Scholarship

DuPont Research Grant

Counterpoint Poetry Award