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Gray Stewart is a novelist, editor, and educator. A fifth-generation Atlantan, his fiction explores Atlanta and its environs across the twentieth century. He has taught writing and literature at Louisiana State University, Georgia State University, and Morehouse College, where he led the fiction workshop from 2000-2010. During the 1980’s he was a paramedic at Grady Memorial Hospital during the Atlanta Child Murders tragedy. 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 Yaddo fellow, he is on core faculty at Reinhardt University's  Etowah Valley MFA Program. Haylow, his first novel, won the 2017 Georgia Author of the Year Award.



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