Jaimee Wriston Colbert

New York, United States

Member Since: 08/22/2012

Jaimee Wriston Colbert is the author of six books of fiction: Vanishing Acts, her new novel; Wild Things, linked stories, winner of the CNY 2017 Book Award in Fiction, finalist for the AmericanBookFest Best Books of 2017, and longlisted for the Chautauqua Prize; the novel Shark Girls, finalist for the USABookNews Best Books of 2010 and ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year; Dream Lives of Butterflies, winner of the IPPY Gold Medal Award for story collections; Climbing the God Tree, winner of the Willa Cather Fiction Prize, and Sex, Salvation, and the Automobile, winner of the Zephyr Prize. Her work has appeared in numerous journals, including The Gettysburg Review, New Letters, and Prairie Schooner, and broadcast on “Selected Shorts.” She was the 2012 recipient of the Ian MacMillan Fiction Prize for “Things Blow Up,” a story in Wild Things. Other stories won the Jane’s Stories Award and the Isotope Editor’s Fiction Prize. She is Professor of Creative Writing at SUNY, Binghamton University.


Website: www.jaimeewristoncolbert.com


  • Vanishing Acts , Fomite (March 1, 2018)
  • Wild Things , BkMk Press (October 15, 2016)
  • Shark Girls , Livingston Press (January 1, 2010)
  • Dream Lives of Butterflies , BkMk (September 1, 2007)
  • Climbing the God Tree , Helicon Nine Editions (September 4, 1998)
  • Sex, Salvation, and the Automobile , Zephyr (October 15, 1994)


  • CNY 2017 Book Award Fiction, Wild Things(2017)
  • Ian MacMillan Fiction Prize(2012)
  • Isotope Editors' Fiction Prize(2009)
  • Jane's Stories National Fiction Award(2008)
  • Gold Medal/First Place Independent Publisher Awards-Short Stories/Fiction(2008)
  • Willa Cather Fiction Prize(1997)
  • Zephyr Publishing Prize(1994)


  • Professor at SUNY, Binghamton University (September 2001 - )


  • Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Brown University

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