James Scott is the author of the national best-selling novel, The Kept, which was a finalist for the New England Book Award and an Amazon Best Debut of the Year.
His short fiction can be found in various anthologies and journals such as One Story, Ploughshares, and American Short Fiction and earned several Pushcart Nominations. A frequent fellow at Yaddo, James has also received awards and residencies from the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the Tin House Summer Writers Workshop, the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Millay Colony, and the St. Botolph’s Foundation. He was an issue editor at One Story, and fiction editor and later managing editor of Redivider.
Currently, he lives in Rhode Island, where he created and hosts the podcast TK with James Scott, where he interviews writers, editors, publishers, book sellers, designers, and agents. He is at work on his second novel, tentatively titled A Full Restoration.
BA | Middlebury College