Eric Charles May is the author of the novel Bedrock Faith, which was named a Notable African-American Title by Publisher’s Weekly, and a Top Ten Debut Novel for 2014 by Booklist magazine. He is an associate professor in the fiction writing program at Columbia College Chicago, and the 2015 recipient of the Chicago Public Library Foundation’s 21st Century Award. A former reporter for The Washington Post, May’s fiction has also appeared in Fish Stories, Solstice, Hypertext, Flyleaf Journal, F, Criminal Class, and We Speak Chicagoese. In addition to his Post reporting, his nonfiction has appeared in Sport Literate, Chicago Tribune, and the personal essay anthology Briefly Knocked Unconscious By A Low-Flying Duck. He has taught at the Stonecoast, Solstice, Northwestern University, and Chicago writers conferences, and in Chicago has read personal essays with 2nd Story, and That’s All She Wrote, and oral tellings at the Grown Folks Stories and Here’s the Story personal essay programs.

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