Taylor Brown's "In the Season of Blood and Gold" Released by Press 53
Taylor Brown’s debut collection of short fiction came out this past Saturday, May 3rd. In the Season of Blood and Gold, published by Press 53, includes twelve stories of dynamic characters and timeless landscapes. From alligator wrestlers, to Confederate soldiers, and a tattooed artist exploring the map to her heart and to her mother’s, the stories are impressive. Writer Charles Dodd has said of the collection, “With ferocious economy and a great big heart, Taylor Brown writes one of the best debuts I’ve ever picked up. These are stories, verses, meditations, and accusations, everything in short you could hope to get from important fiction. This work demands your attention.”
Taylor is the winner of the Montana Prize in Fiction for the first story in the collection “Rider”, and his story “World Without End” was a recent finalist for the Dorris Betts Fiction Prize. Taylor’s work has appeared in numerous publications including the Coachella Review, storySouth, and the Baltimore Review. A native of the Georgia coast, Taylor now resides in Wilmington, North Carolina. He stopped by WFDD on a recent trip to Winston-Salem.