Fern Gully


"Fern Gully" was first published in Pangyrus magazine.

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About the Author

Jonathan Escoffery is the author of If I Survive You, a collection of linked stories following a Jamaican family as they seek stability upon moving to Miami, navigating cultural dislocation, tenuous family ties, and the challenges posed to sustaining a Jamaican identity across generations in America, forthcoming fall 2022 from MCD/ FSG, as well as the forthcoming novel, Play Stone Kill Bird. He is the recipient of the 2020 Plimpton Prize for Fiction, the 2020 ASME Award for Fiction, and a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts Literature fellowship. His writing has appeared in The Paris Review, American Short Fiction, Electric Literature’s Recommended Reading, ZYZZYVA, Pleiades, AGNI, The Best American Magazine Writing 2020, and elsewhere. He has received support and honors from The Best American Short Stories anthology, Prairie Schooner, Passages North, Aspen Words, the Somerville Arts Council, The Writers’ Room of Boston, Kimbilio Fiction, the Anderson Center, Wellspring House, the Helene Wurlitzer Foundation, and Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. Jonathan earned his MFA in Fiction from the University of Minnesota and attends the University of Southern California’s Ph.D. in Creative Writing and Literature Program as a Provost Fellow. He is a 2021-2023 Stegner Fellow at Stanford University. For a full listing of his publications and projects, please visit

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