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Individual Author Record

General Information

Name:  Gabriel Bump  

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Genre: Fiction

Audience: Adult;


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Illinois Connection

Bump grew up in South Shore, Chicago.

Biographical and Professional Information

Gabriel Bump's nonfiction and fiction have appeared in Slam magazine, the Huffington Post, Springhouse Journal, and other publications. He was awarded the 2016 Deborah Slosberg Memorial Award for Fiction. He received his MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He lives in Buffalo, New York.


Everywhere You Don't Belong

Starred Review, Library Journal, 2020

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Everywhere You Don't Belong
ISBN: 9781616208790. OCLC Number: 1078894839

Algonquin. .

A darkly funny and heartfelt debut novel about what it means to grow up young and black on the south side of Chicago when it feels like your choices are slim to none.