Gray Stewart's fiction explores Atlanta and its environs across the 20th century, and his life story reflects ways the South has changed and how it hasn't. He is a third generation white Atlantan but spent more than a decade on the faculty of Morehouse College, a historically African American men's college, where he led the fiction workshop from 2000-2010. He has also worked as a paramedic at Grady Memorial Hospital, Atlanta's lifeline for the indigent and one of the busiest Level I trauma centers in the country. These
experiences have given him a unique vantage point from which to describe "the city too busy to hate."
He holds a B.A. in Journalism & Mass Communication from the University of Georgia and earned his MFA in Creative Writing from Louisiana State University. A Fulbright beneficiary and fellow at Yaddo and Hambidge, he is a member of the core faculty at the Etowah Valley MFA Program at Reinhardt University. Haylow, his first novel, won the 2017 Georgia Author of the Year Award.