Carter Sickels is the author of the novel The Prettiest Star (Hub City Press, 2020). His debut novel, The Evening Hour (Bloomsbury, 2012), was an Oregon Book Award finalist and a Lambda Literary Award finalist. His writing appears in various publications, including Guernica, The Oxford American, Poets & Writers, Literary Hub, and BuzzFeed. Sickels is the recipient of the 2013 Lambda Literary Emerging Writer Award, and has received fellowships from the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, and the MacDowell Colony.
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