About 👋🏾

Bryan Washington is a writer from Houston. He’s also a National Book Foundation 5 Under 35 winner, a New York Public Library Young Lions Award recipient, an Ernest J. Gaines Award recipient, an International Dylan Thomas Prize recipient, a Lambda Literary Award recipient, a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Fiction award, the Joyce Carol Oates Prize, a PEN/Robert W. Bingham prize finalist, a National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize finalist, the recipient of an O. Henry Award, and was named one of Forbes’ 30 Under 30. He is a columnist for the New York Times Magazine. 

His bestselling novel, Memorial, is in paperback from Riverhead Books. The New York Times called it a Notable Book of 2020 and TIME called it one of their books of the year. So did the Los Angeles Times, the Washington Post, Entertainment Weekly and Vanity Fair. You can order it here, or from your local indie, or from mine. 

His first book, Lot, is also in paperback from Riverhead Books. The New York Times called it one of their favorite books of 2019, once and then once again. Time Magazine and The Atlantic were into it, too. And also NPR.