Bumblemoth: News from the Studio

New Novel Nominated for American Library Association Stonewall Award

December 4, 2017

Thank you to the American Library Association for its nomination of my book A LONG CURVING SCAR WHERE THE HEART SHOULD BE for a 2017-18 Stonewall Award. The first and most enduring award for GLBT books is the Stonewall Book Awards, sponsored by the American Library Association’s Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, and Transgender Round Table. Since […]

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December 4, 2017

Delighted to announce that A LONG CURVING SCAR WHERE THE HEART SHOULD BE is nominated for the prestigious and culturally visionary Lammy Awards by Lambda Literary. I am honored by the association of tremendous path-forging artists. The book explores my family legacy of queerness within the mixed-race, genderqueer outskirts of Charlottesville, Virginia in the 1930s. Part fiction, […]

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20 BEST BOOKS OF 2017: Luna Luna

November 30, 2017

Luna Luna Magazine and editor Joanne Valente has named my new novel-with-photographs A LONG CURVING SCAR WHERE THE HEART SHOULD BE one of the top twenty books of 2017. Check it out here! Exploring my family’s multiracial and gender-bending history outside Charlottesville, Virginia in the 1930s, this book was supported by a National Endowment for […]

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July 10, 2017

PUBLISHERS WEEKLY “In these stories, author and visual artist Wikswo’s juxtaposes dreamy, surreal prose with shadowed, ambiguous, occluded dreamscapes to haunting effect. Her stories defy narrative and instead read like a series of short poems or incantations—heady, euphoric, and full with loss.” Wikswo’s singular lines strike like the tone of a bell, resonating across pages, […]

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CHICAGO TRIBUNE REVIEW: haunting debut tempts audience to delve into eerie depths

June 27, 2015

CHICAGO TRIBUNE Review: ‘The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far’ by Quintan Ana Wikswo By Kathleen Rooney   Quintan Ana Wikswo’s strange and haunting debut, “The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far” is less like a book of stories and more like a museum installation. Surrounded by and broken up with white […]

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Lambda Literary Noteworthy New LGBTQ Books: “sit tight and be patient with the unknowing. I promise you it will be worth it.”

June 19, 2015

Lambda Literary has selected The Hope Of Floating Has Carried Us This Far as one of their four noteworthy new LGBTQ releases for June 2015. Read the list here…. And check out their review of the book here. “In the first few pages of Quintan Ana Wikswo’s debut story collection, The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us […]

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June Book Pick: “It’s unlike anything else you’re likely to read this year.” – Volume 1 Brooklyn

June 8, 2015

Huzzah to Volume 1 Brooklyn for featuring my book THE HOPE OF FLOATING HAS CARRIED US THIS FAR (Coffee House Press) in their June 2015 recommended books: “Describing The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far isn’t easy: it blends stark prose and shifting imagery with images that sometimes accentuate the words on the page and […]

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June 4, 2015

The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far is June’s Eckleburg Book Club Selection for The Eckleburg Review, whose recent selections include new cult favorites Citizen by Claudia Rankin and The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson.  For more information, visit The Doctor T.J. Eckleburg Review: “The most exciting and adventurous and gutsiest new magazine I’ve seen in […]

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12/11 & 12/14: Philadelphia Premiere of CALIFIA

December 10, 2014

On Thursday, December 11 2014, my collaborative work CALIFIA AND THE TRESPASSERS will continue its international performance tour, with a performance in Philadelphia at have its NYC premiere at CEC Arts Center in Center City Philadelphia (Community Education Center, 3500 Lancaster Ave) as part of the International Alliance for Women in Music Award concert. Music composed by Andrea Clearfield, choreography by Manfred Fischbeck, […]

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December 4, 2014

Friends, lunatics, bibliophiles – this is apparently what’s necessary to get my 304 page book of ten stories and two hundred photographs out of my brain and into the nooks and crannies of our cosmos. A LOT of artist tape (sort of like wardrobe tape, only with a book, one ends up more visible at […]

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11/2014: Yaddo Adventures

November 4, 2014

I’ve been ensconced in the sublime winter wonderlands of Yaddo, finishing my upcoming book with Coffee House Press – The Hope of Floating Has Carried Us This Far, due out in May 2015. All this a gift indeed by both Yaddo and Coffee House to make something beyond my wildest dreams. Thirty days of wandering the […]

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Wikswo receives 2013 Creative Capital Grant in Emerging Fields

January 10, 2013

I am delighted to be awarded a Creative Capital grant in Emerging Fields, for my multiyear project. I’m honored to be part of this phenomenal adventure. Here is the press release below, and you can also find more details on the Creative Capital website, with a downloadable PDF of the press release here, and a […]

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