Author Archives: Jesse Goolsby

Author Archives: Jesse Goolsby

Veteran Fiction in Pleiades

What a joy to have work in the latest issue of Pleiades and be in the company of such talented writers: Seth Brady Tucker, David Abrams, Lauren Halloran, Jerri Bell, Matt Gallagher, Brent Glays, Hugh Martin, and Benjamin Hertwig. Congrats all!

Heading to AWP Conference in Los Angeles!

I’m heading out this week to the AWP Conference at the Los Angeles Convention Center. I’ll be hanging out at The Southeast Review table (#941) this Thursday from 11AM-1PM. Please come say hello! I’m also on a panel titled New Directions in Contemporary War Fiction on Saturday at 1:30 PM with amazing writers and friends Andria Williams, Matt Gallagher, and Peter Molin. (Room 510, LA Convention Center, Meeting Room Level).

I’D WALK wins Florida Book Award in Fiction!

What a thrill and surprise to get the news that I’d Walk with My Friends If I Could Find Them has won the Florida Book Award in Fiction. My deepest thanks to this year’s fiction judges Enid Shomer (Chair), Chris Coward, and Florence Turcotte. Making the news even more special is my dear friend and great poet Brandi George won the award in poetry for her masterful collection Gog. Check out the announcement and the invitation … Continued

Derrin of the North Update

I’m neck deep (about 20,000 words) in the writing of my second novel Derrin of the North. The novel is based on a short story I published in Harpur Palate seven years ago. It’s been a joy and a challenge in finding ways to capture the essence of that story and expand the aperture of the narrative into novel form. It’s coming together really well, but it took me a fair amount of time to … Continued