Jamel Brinkley's stories have appeared in A Public Space, Gulf Coast, and elsewhere. He is a graduate of the Iowa Writers' Workshop and has been a Wisconsin Institute for Creative Writing Fellow. He lives in Madison, Wisconsin.
"Spectacular. . . . Quite simply stunning. . . . [Jamel Brinkley] shines a light on difficult truths."--Nylon "An unmissable debut short story collection, Jamel Brinkley's poignant A Lucky Man is revelatory in its crafting of prose and language. A wonderful read."--The Root "An assured debut collection. . . . It's difficult to single out any story as most outstanding since they are each distinguished by Brinkley's lyrical invention, precise descriptions of both emotional and physical terrain, and a prevailing compassion toward people as bemused by travail as they are taken aback by whatever epiphanies blossom before them. A major talent."--Kirkus Reviews, starred review "Spectacular. . . . Quite simply stunning. . . . [Jamel Brinkley] shines a light on difficult truths."--Nylon