Jerry Gabriel

Maryland, United States

Jerry Gabriel's first book of fiction, Drowned Boy, won the Mary McCarthy Prize in Short Fiction and was published in 2010 by Sarabande Books. It was a Barnes and Noble "Discover Great New Writers" selection and awarded the 2011 Towson Prize for Literature. His stories have recently appeared in Five Chapters, EPOCH, The Missouri Review, Big Fiction and failbetter, among other publications. His work has been short-listed for a Pushcart Prize and he has received an artist grant from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a fellowship in fiction from the Bread Loaf Writers' Conference. Mr. Gabriel is a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at St. Mary’s College of Maryland and directs the Chesapeake Writers’ Conference.




  • Drowned Boy: Stories , Sarabande Books (January 1, 2010)


  • Towson Prize for Literature(2010)
  • Mary McCarthy Award for Short Fiction(2008)


  • Lecturer at Engineering Communications, Cornell University (August 2002 - July 2008)
  • Visiting Assistant Professor at St. Mary's College of Maryland (August 2008 - May 2013)


  • Master of Fine Arts in Fiction from University of Iowa (May 1999)

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