Beachy, Kyle

Kyle Beachy is the author of “The Slide.”

The Boston Globe called it “an unusually good, and unusual, coming-of-age story.” Entertainment Weekly added that “Kyle Beachy has a knack for fantastic little nuggets of observation…Like his protagonist, the first-time author is brimming with potential.”

His essays and fiction appear in The Chicagoan, Knee-Jerk Offline, Another Chicago Magazine, St. Louis Magazine, The Late American Novel: Writers on the Future of Books, Pank, and elsewhere. This story will appear this summer in Hair Lit, an anthology of stories inspired by Poison’s “Talk Dirty To Me.”

An assistant professor of English and Creative Writing at Roosevelt University, Kyle hs received fellowships from The Danish Arts Council and the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference. His skateboarding criticism appears regularly at The Classical.

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