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is the author of EVERYONE WANTS TO BE AMBASSADOR TO FRANCE (Red Hen 2018), selected by Alissa Nutting as the winner of the 10th Annual Starcherone Prize for Innovative Fiction. He is the editor of WATCHLIST: 32 STORIES BY PERSONS OF INTEREST (OR Books/Catapult 2016) and Midwest editor for Joyland Magazine. His short stories and essays have been published in The American ReaderGuernicaKenyon ReviewLos Angeles Review of BooksTin HouseTriQuarterly, and many others. His work has been nominated for the Pushcart Prize named finalist for the Calvino Prize and Horatio Nelson Prize in Fiction. He's been awarded grants and fellowships from the Sewanee and Tin House Writers' Conferences. 

Bryan holds a PhD in Literature and Creative Writing from the University of Southern California. He lives in Columbus, Ohio and is an Assistant Professor of English and Creative Writing at Capital University. 

He is represented by Kate Johnson of Wolf Literary Services