Bryn Chancellor

Bryn Chancellor is the author of the novel Sycamore (Harper/HarperCollins 2017), which was a Southwest Book of the Year, an Indie Next and LibraryReads pick, an Amazon Editors’ Best Book of 2017, and among Bustle‘s Best Debuts of 2017. Her story collection When Are You Coming Home? (University of Nebraska Press 2015) won the Prairie Schooner Book Prize, and her fiction and nonfiction have appeared in Brevity, Gulf Coast, Colorado Review, CrazyhorseThe Common, Publishers Weekly, and elsewhere. A native of California raised in Arizona and transplanted to the South, she is a grateful recipient of fellowships from the Alabama, Arizona, and North Carolina arts councils and the Poets and Writers Maureen Egen Writers Exchange Award. A graduate of Vanderbilt University’s M.F.A. program, she makes her home in Charlotte, NC, with artist Timothy Winkler and is associate professor of English at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.



“Riveting … a movingly written, multivoiced novel examining how one tragic circumstance can sow doubt about fundamental things. … a transporting vision of community, connection, and forgiveness.” — Publishers Weekly starred review and Pick of the Week

“The depth on display in these carefully crafted, emotionally resonant stories is staggering. Chancellor reaches for the unknown, bright and silver, and you won’t be able to look away.”—Kevin Wilson, author of The Family Fang and Nothing to See Here