The Sewanee Review is thrilled to announce the appointment of Danielle Evans, Sidik Fofana, and Brandon Taylor as editors at large. The Review has been fortunate to repeatedly publish these groundbreaking writers under the current editorship. In their new roles, they will not only introduce new voices to the quarterly but also be in dialogue with the Editor and staff about everything from aesthetics to the magazine’s editorial direction. The Editor has been grateful for past opportunities to collaborate with these writers on the page; he and the staff look forward to working with them as they help us chart its course in American letters.
—Adam Ross, Editor
Danielle Evans is the author of the story collections The Office of Historical Corrections and Before You Suffocate Your Own Fool Self. Her first collection won the PEN American Robert W. Bingham Prize, the Hurston-Wright award for fiction, and the Paterson Prize for fiction; her second was a finalist for The Aspen Prize, The Story Prize, and The LA Times Book Prize for fiction. She is the 2021 winner of The New Literary Project Joyce Carol Oates Prize, a 2020 National Endowment for the Arts fellow, and a 2011 National Book Foundation 5 under 35 honoree. Her stories have appeared in magazines and anthologies including The Best American Short Stories and New Stories From The South.
Sidik Fofana received an MFA in creative writing from NYU and teaches high school in Brooklyn. His collection Stories from Our Tenants Downstairs is forthcoming from Scribner in 2021.
Brandon Taylor is the author of the novel Real Life, which was a New York Times Editors’ Choice and shortlisted for the 2020 Booker Prize, the 2020 National Book Critics Circle John Leonard Prize, and the 2021 Young Lions Fiction Award. His short story collection Filthy Animals is forthcoming from Riverhead in June 2021. He holds graduate degrees from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and the Iowa Writers’ Workshop, where he was an Iowa Arts Fellow. He is also the author of the Substack newsletter Sweater Weather.