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Gabriel Bump

Connection to Illinois: Bump grew up in South Shore, Chicago.

Biography: 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

Primary Literary Genre(s): Fiction

Primary Audience(s): Adult readers


Selected Titles

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

Algonquin 2020

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.