Sheri Joseph's latest novel is Stray, winner of the Grub Street National Book Prize. An unconventional love triangle leads to murder in this tale set in Atlanta. Two of Stray's central characters also appear in Joseph' first book, Bear Me Safely Over, a cycle of stories about two Georgia families being joined by marriage, which was a Book Sense 76 selection in both hardcover and paperback.
Joseph was awarded a 2010 National Endowment for the Arts fellowship for the first chapter of her next novel, currently in progress, which is set in Costa Rica.
Her short fiction has appeared in numerous literary journals including The Georgia Review, Kenyon Review, Shenandoah, Virginia Quarterly Review, Prairie Schooner and Other Voices and in the anthologies Birds in the Hand (Farrar, Straus, & Giroux) and After O'Connor: Stories from Contemporary Georgia (University of Georgia Press). Her work has been a finalist for the Townsend Prize, Lambda award, and the National Magazine Award, among others. A resident of Atlanta, she teaches in the creative writing program at Georgia State University and serves as fiction editor of Five Points.