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Introducing… Gabriel Bump’s Everywhere You Don’t Belong with Kaitlyn Greenidge


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Thursday, 7:00 pm February 6, 2020

Hilarious moments abruptly follow terrifying events in Gabriel Bump’s extraordinary debut Everywhere You Don’t Belong. It’s normal to cry and then laugh-out-loud while reading this book. Set in Chicago’s South Side, a young black Claude McKay Love, who is raised by his strong-willed and principled grandmother, is searching for a way out. Tired of the brutal gang violence, huge riots, and racist police corruption, he leaves home for a midwest college to shake his past and start fresh. But the people he meets won’t let him forget where he came from—and, he discovers, maybe he doesn’t really want to forget either.

Hot off a six-figure two-book deal, Bump’s highly anticipated coming-of-age novel “introduces an irreverent comic voice” (Kirkus Reviews). Author Kaitlyn Greenidge will interview Bump on why he needed to write this story and who he wrote it for.



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    Gabriel Bump

    Gabriel Bump

    Gabriel Bump grew up in South Shore, Chicago. His nonfiction and fiction have appeared in Slam magazine, the Huffington Post, Springhouse Journal, and other publications. He was awarded the 2016 Deborah Slosberg Memorial Award for Fiction. He received his MFA in fiction from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst. He lives in Buffalo, New York.

  • Kaitlyn-Greenidge-by-Syreeta-McFadden-600x0-c-default - Carla Cain-Walther

    Kaitlyn Greenidge

    Kaitlyn Greenidge

    Kaitlyn Greenidge received her MFA from Hunter College, where she studied with Nathan Englander and Peter Carey, and was Colson Whitehead’s writing assistant as part of the Hertog Research Fellowship. Greenidge was the recipient of the Bernard Cohen Short Story Prize. She was a Bread Loaf scholar, a Lower Manhattan Cultural Council Workspace artist-in-residence, and a Johnson State College visiting emerging writer. Her work has appeared in the Believer, the Feminist Wire, At Length, Fortnight Journal, Green Mountains Review, Afrobeat Journal, the Tottenville Review, and American Short Fiction. Originally from Boston, she now lives in Brooklyn.