Bev Jafek


Bev Jafek has published forty-five short stories and novel excerpts in the literary quarterly and university press publications. Some have been translated into German, Italian and Dutch and won many literary awards, including publication in the annual “prize” anthology, The Best American Short Stories. She was a Wallace E. Stegner Fellow in Fiction at Stanford and also won the Carlos Fuentes Award and the Editor’s Prize for fiction from Columbia: A Magazine of Poetry & Prose as well as first prize in the Arch & Bruce Brown Foundation annual competition for “redemption of gay history” through creative writing. Her first story collection, The Man Who Took a Bite Out of His Wife, was published by Overlook Press (Penguin-Putnam). It was cited as one of the best story collections of the year in The Year’s Best Fantasy (7th edition, Teri Windling) as well as being selected as a finalist for the Crawford Award (best new fantasy fiction writer of the year). Bev’s first novel, The Sacred Beasts, was published by Bedazzled Ink in 2016.

Bev’s Books

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