Jaimee Wriston Colbert

Jaimee Wriston Colbert is the author of the story collection Wild Things (BkMk Press 2016); Shark Girls (Livingston Press 2009); Dream Lives of Butterflies, which won the gold medal in the 2008 Independent Publisher Awards; Climbing the God Tree, winner of the Willa Cather Fiction Prize; and the story collection Sex, Salvation, and the Automobile, winner of the Zephyr Publishing Prize. Her stories have appeared in numerous journals, including The Gettysburg Review, TriQuarterly, Prairie Schooner, Tampa Review, Connecticut Review and New Letters, broadcast on "Selected Shorts," archived in "New Letters on the Air," and anthologized. Three recent stories won the Jane’s Stories National Short Story Award; the Isotope Editors’ Fiction Prize; and the Ian MacMillan Fiction Prize.

Praise for Wild Things from Booklist: “Colbert (Shark Girls, 2009) hones her clarion vision of the interconnectedness and vulnerability of life in this edgy, knowing, situationally complex, and emotionally intricate short story collection. …. Colbert’s divining sense of brokenness and our longing for wholeness makes for extraordinarily incisive, stirring, funny, and haunting all-American stories.”

She teaches in the Creative Writing Program at Binghamton University, State University of New York.