Fiction Writer Rion Amilcar Scott Reads and Talks About His Work

Vahlkamp Theatre

Rion Amilcar Scott is an American short story writer who won the PEN/Robert W. Bingham Prize for his 2016 book Insurrections. Both this and his second book, The World Doesn’t Require You (2019) are set in Cross River, a fictional city founded after a successful slave rebellion. Lit Hub’s Danielle Evans described Scott’s second book as stories focused on “outliers and people in search of something . . . and also figuratively, to the mythology of the past, the fraught technological possibilities of the present, to the city’s lingering magic.” Born in Washington, D.C., Scott grew up in Silver Spring, Maryland. Scott’s parents are from Trinidad and came to the United States to study at Howard University. Scott graduated from George Mason University and teaches at The University of Maryland.

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