Theodore C. Van Alst

Theodore C. Van Alst, Jr.'s mosaic novel about growing up in Chicago, Sacred Smokes, winner of the 2019 Tillie Olsen Award for Creative Writing, is now in its second printing. His follow up, Sacred City, was published November 2021, also by the University of New Mexico Press, who released his 2015 edited volume The Faster Redder Road: The Best UnAmerican Stories of Stephen Graham Jones. His writing and photography can be found in Southwest Review, The Rumpus, Red Earth Review, The Journal of Working-Class Studies, Apex MagazineElectric Literature, Indian Country Today, and The Massachusetts Review, among others. You can find him on Twitter @TVAyyyy.