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Capra-Thomas, Caylin. "ELAINE SUN, KRAMER MOON, GEORGE RISING: An Interview w/ Donald Quist," X-R-A-Y Literary Magazine, Aug.2023.

Wann, Ryleigh. "Lyric Essentials: Donald Quist Reads Terrance Hayes." The Sundress Blog (SAFTA), Aug. 2022.

Hay, Hopeton. "Episode 185: The Perils of Black Manhood." Diverse Voices Book Review, Apr. 2022.

Quist, Donald. "Playlist for To Those Bounded.", Apr. 2022.

Kearns, Payton. "The Assay Interview Project: Donald Quist." Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, Feb. 2022.


Quist, Donald. "To Wit: Flash Interviews - Donald Quist." Assay: A Journal of Nonfiction Studies, Nov.2021.

LaRose, Stephanie. "An Interview with Donald Quist." Scoundrel Time, Oct. 2021.

Kaplan, Arielle M. "After I'm Sorry: Three Questions with Bailey Gaylin Moore & Donald Quist." AGNI, Jan. 2021. 

Quist, Donald. "A Year in Reading." The Millions, Dec. 2018.

Coleman, Tyrese L. "Donald Quist Brings the Whole World Into One Short Story Collection." Electric Lit, Nov. 2018.

Quist, Donald. "Playlist for For Other Ghosts.", Oct. 2018.

Woodard, Ben. "Living as Lion and Hunter: An Interview with Donald Quist." Fiction Writers Review, Oct. 2018. 

Brander, Leone. "The Pursuit for Mercy: Two Questions with Donald Quist." AGNI, Feb. 2018.

Martin, Cynthia Newberry. "How We Spend Our Days: Donald Quist." Catching Days, Aug. 2017.

Johnson, Justin. “Confronting Reality Through Writing.” Florence Morning News, Mar. 2017.

Carroll, Tobias. “Harbors Surprised Me: An Interview with Donald Quist.” Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Mar. 2017.

Seltzer, Sarah. “The Sweetest Debut.” Flavorwire, Sep. 2016. .

Quist, Donald. “With Closed Fists: An Interview with Kali VanBaale.” Fiction Writers Review, Jun. 2016.

Blood, Liz.  “Interview with Donald Quist.” Awst Press, Nov. 2015. 

Lang, Jennifer. “10 Ways the Expat Life Is Like a Continual Espresso Buzz.” Wall Street Journal, Jun. 2015.

Paloni, Jodi.  “Visiting with Donald Quist.” Hunger Mountain: The VCFA Journal for the Arts, Feb. 2012. 


Awards & Nominations: 

Pushcart Prize Nomination – Nonfiction (2021)

Donald E. and Mary Frances Hayden English Fellowship (2020)

Hien & Emily Nguyen Award in Creative Writing (2020)

Best American Essays (notable) (2018)
Gus T. Ridgel Fellowship - University of Missouri (2018)

Pushcart Prize Nomination – Fiction (2017)

Sundress Academy for the Arts Fellowship (2017)
International Book Awards Finalist for Narrative Nonfiction (2017)

Foreword INDIES Bronze Winner for Essays (2016)
Kimbilio Fiction Fellowship (2016)

Pushcart Prize Nomination – Fiction (2016)
Pushcart Prize Nomination – Fiction (2015)
Pushcart Prize Nomination – Nonfiction (2015)
Pushcart Prize Nomination – Fiction (2013)
Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize (runner-up, 2011)
The Writer’s Workshop of Asheville Literary Fiction Contest Winner (2010)

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