kyle minor – photographs, stories, films

scott county, indiana

fire prayers at hiroshima

fireworks in missouri

objects, shadows, abstractions

the vogue

faces in indianapolis

bicycles in hiroshima

the orchestra

ghosts wearing clothes in a tunnel a mile from hell

books in print


kyle minor is the author of praying drunk, winner of the 2015 story prize spotlight award. recent stories, essays, interviews, and reviews appear online and in print in best american mystery stories, best american nonrequired reading, esquire, the atlantic, salon, iowa review, missouri review, story magazine, and the new york times book review.

selected post-praying drunk work in print

  • “a kidnapping in koulev-ville,” a short story, in the normal school, reprinted in best american mystery stories, and streamed through the new york public library subway stories series
  • the uber diaries,” an essay, in new ohio review
  • “amputation and the angels,” a novella, in story magazine
  • the secret to happiness,” a novella, in missouri review
  • “notes on harm reduction,” an essay, in make magazine chicago
  • night at the fiestas,” a review of kirstin valdez quade’s terrific story collection, in the new york times book review
  • “soldier,” a novella co-written with james yoder, forthcoming in booth
  • “mild blue dream,” a story, forthcoming in gulf coast
  • “suspended,” a reprinted story, forthcoming in best of brevity
  • additional stories, essays, poems, and miscellany in bennington review, outlook springs, hobart, relief journal, ocean state review, saw palm, arkansas international, acm: another chicago magazine, the believer logger, and tin house online

19 recent preoccupations

lynsey addario, it’s what i do: a photographer’s life of love and war.
david benioff, 25th hour.
edwidge danticat, the dew breaker.
william faulkner, as i lay dying.
bong joon ho, parasite.
denis johnson, angels.
konagada, vimeo video essays.
yiyun li, what has that to do with me.
lorrie moore, self-help.
peter morgan, the crown.
katherine anne porter, pale horse, pale rider.
dee rees, the last thing he wanted.
josh and benny safdie, daddy longlegs, goldman v silverman, good time, heaven knows what, and uncut gems.
zadie smith, on beauty.