Vanessa Blakeslee's latest book, Perfect Conditions: stories (Curbside Splendor, 2018), is the winner of the 2019 IPPY Silver Medal for Short Story Fiction, finalist for the Foreword Reviews’ 2018 INDIEFAB Book of the Year Award (Short Story), and the Montaigne Medal, and was a Chicago Tribune "Summer Reads" Pick. Blakeslee's debut novel, Juventud (Curbside Splendor, 2015), was … [Read more...]
About Vanessa Blakeslee
Vanessa Blakeslee is the author of Perfect Conditions: stories (2018), which is the winner of the 2019 IPPY Silver Medal for Short Story Fiction; the novel Juventud (2015); and the story collection, Train Shots (Burrow Press) which won the 2014 IPPY Gold Medal in Short Fiction. Vanessa's writing has appeared in The Southern Review, The Paris Review Daily, Publishers Weekly, The Globe and Mail, and Kenyon Review Online, among others. She teaches writing at Rollins College and serves on the Board of Directors for the Jack Kerouac Writers-in-Residence Project of Orlando, Florida. You can find her at vanessablakeslee.com and on Twitter @vmblakeslee.