Bernard Grant: Writer, Editor, Autist.
Bernard Grant is a writer and editor whose writing has appeared in Crab Orchard Review, New Delta Review, The South Carolina Review, Third Coast, and Craft, among other online and print publications. They earned their PhD in Creative Writing and Literature at the University of Cincinnati, where they taught a variety of creative writing and academic writing courses. Bernard currently serves as Associate Fiction Editor at Tahoma Literary Review.
Bernard, who openly identifies as autistic, aracial, agender, and asexual, has recently completed All Hours, a novel-in-stories that focuses on a deeply diverse family, and is working on Unmasking, a collection of essays on autism and araciality.
Bernard serves as an Associate Fiction Editor at Tahoma Literary Review.
Scholarships & Fellowships
Bernard holds an MFA from Pacific Lutheran University where they were awarded the Carol Houck Smith Graduate Scholarship. Bernard has also received scholarships from The Anderson Center, Sundress Academy for the Arts, and Fishtrap: Writing and the West, as well as fellowships from Jack Straw Cultural Center, Mineral School, Vermont Studio Center, and the University of Cincinnati, where they earned a PhD in Creative Writing and Literature.
“Bernard Grant’s stories are compassionate, deeply perceptive explorations of what happens to people who can’t move forward.
Trapped by circumstance, by past traumas, by themselves, Bernard’s characters manage to hope for different lives, even as they accept that they probably won’t get them. They speak to each other, and to us, in ways that are simultaneously complex and straightforward, but always believably, and inevitably poignant. These are quietly unsettling stories that sit uneasily in your heart long after you’ve finished them.”