Joseph Earl Thomas is a writer from Philidelphia whose work has appeared or is forthcoming in VQR, N+1, Gulf Coast, The Offing, and The Kenyon Review. He has a Master of Fine Arts in Prose from The University of Notre Dame and is a doctoral candidate in English at the University of Pennsylvania. An excerpt of his memoir, "Sink," won the 2020 Chautauqua Janus Prize and he has received fellowships from Fulbright, VONA, Tin House and Bread Loaf. He’s writing the novel "God Bless You, Otis Spunkmeyer," and a collection of stories, "Leviathan Beach, among other oddities."
Awards: Chautauqua Janus Prize
Communities: African American