Kim Church is the author of Byrd (Dzanc Books), winner of the Crook’s Corner Book Prize for best debut novel set in the American South, a Chautauqua Prize finalist, and longlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction.

Her short work appears in the Norton anthology Flash Fiction Forward, The Great Books Foundation Short Story Omnibus, The Sun Magazine, The Believer Logger, INCH Magazine, Shenandoah, Painted Bride Quarterly, Mississippi Review, Prime Number Magazine, and elsewhere. A Pushcart Prize nominee, she has received literature fellowships from the North Carolina Arts Council and residencu fellowships from the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, Millay Colony for the Arts, and Vermont Studio Center. She has taught workshops in diverse settings, from conferences to classrooms to homeless shelters to death row.

Born and raised in Lexington, North Carolina, Kim earned her B.A. in English from the University of North Carolina at Greensboro and her J.D. from UNC School of Law. She practices law in Raleigh, where she lives with her husband, artist Anthony Ulinski.

Watch A Day with Kim Church, a short author documentary by Anna Schwartz.

Read the interview Coffee break: Kim Church on Byrd.

Additional interviews and articles are online in Fiction Writers Review, The Nervous Breakdown, BloomWashington Independent Review of Books, and elsewhere.

Photo by Anthony Ulinski