Gabrielle Lucille Fuentes is a writer and teacher. She is the author of The Sleeping World (Touchstone-Simon & Schuster, 2016). She has received fellowships from Hedgebrook, Willapa Bay Artists in Residency, Yaddo, the Millay Colony, and the Blue Mountain Center and was a Bernard O’Keefe Scholar in Fiction at Bread Loaf. Her work has appeared or in One Story, Cosmonauts Avenue, Slice, Pank, The Collagist, NANO Fiction, Western Humanities Review, and elsewhere. Her story “The Elephant’s Foot” was a Distinguished Story in Best American Short Stories 2016.
Gabrielle grew up in a Cuban-Irish-American family in Wisconsin. She holds a BA from Brown University, an MFA from the University of Colorado, Boulder and a PHD from the University of Georgia. She is an Assistant Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Maryland.