Keith Alan Sprouse

Keith Alan Sprouse

I'm a writer of fiction and nonfiction interested in queerness, gender, Appalachia, violence, crime, having a body, and being alive. My work has appeared or will soon in places like Granta, The Virginia Quarterly Review, Tin House, AGNI, The Los Angeles Review of Books, American Short Fiction, Electric Literature Recommended Reading, ZYZZYVA, The New Republic, The Marshall Project, Salon, Slate, and more. My longform piece on missing trans woman Sage Smith was nominated for a GLAAD Media Award and named to Longreads' list of Best Crime Reporting 2017. 

I'm the recipient of fellowships and residencies from the Tin House Summer Workshop, the Elizabeth George Foundation, Lambda Literary, the Carey Institute for the Global Good, the Turkey Land Cove Foundation, the Martha's Vineyard Institute for Creative Writing, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. My first book, THE THIRD RAINBOW GIRL, is forthcoming from Hachette Books in 2020. I live in Philadelphia, where I help to organize the Blue Stoop Literary Center.