Keith Alan Sprouse

Keith Alan Sprouse

I'm a writer of fiction, nonfiction, and justice reportage. I'm interested in queerness, gender, Appalachia, violence, crime, having a body, and being alive. NYC-born and raised, West Philadelphia-based, passionate connections to Pocahontas County, WVA and Charlottesville, VA. My work has appeared or is forthcoming soon in places like Granta, The Los Angeles Review of Books, American Short Fiction, Electric Literature Recommended Reading, ZZVZZYA, Catapult, The Rumpus, The New Republic, The Marshall Project, Salon, Slate, Splinter, 100 Days in Appalachia, and more.

I'm the recipient of honors/fellowships from the Tin House Summer Workshop, Aspen Summer Words, Narrative, Lambda Literary, Buzzfeed, The Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, 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.