Gwen Kirby of the Sewanee Writers' Conference, who also teaches fiction at Sewanee, has her debut short story collection coming out from Penguin Press in January.

Gwen Kirby's book of short stories, Shit Cassandra Saw, will be coming out from Penguin Books in January, 2022. Gwen has been working at the Sewanee Writers' Conference since 2014, where she is now Associate Director of Programs and Finance. She has been teaching fiction courses at Sewanee since 2020 (she is currently offering a Beginning Fiction Workshop this semester), and is the advisor for the Writing House. She has her MFA from John Hopkins University, and has published in One Story, Tin House, Guernica, Blackbird, Mississippi Review and Best Short Fictions of 2018, among other places. Her book as gotten a lot of praise: Kirby's "wildly unique" stories "strike fast and leave you humming," and that Shit Cassandra Saw is an "unflinching book about womanhood" filled with "deadpan humor."  

The book has gotten a long review in Publisher's Weekly, which you can read here