Brendan Kiely, Arts Center Residency 2019


Brendan Kiely is a New York based artist born in Boston, MA. He is The New York Times bestselling author of All American Boys (with Jason Reynolds) (S&S, 2015), Tradition (S&S, 2018), The Last True Love Story (S&S, 2016), and The Gospel of Winter (S&S, 2014).
His work has been published in more than ten languages, and has received a Coretta Scott King Author Honor Award, the Walter Dean Myers Award, and the Amelia Elizabeth Walden Award.
His work was twice selected for the American Library Association’s Best Fiction for Young Adults (2015, 2017), and was a Chicago Public Library Best of the Best (2016) and a Kirkus Reviews Best of 2014. He is on the faculty of the Solstice MFA Program at Pine Manor College.
Excerpt from Tradition (Margaret K. McElderry/Simon & Schuster, 2018)