Quincy Flowers is a writer who lives in Brooklyn, New York. He holds graduate degrees from creative writing programs at the University of Houston and NYU, where he received a New York Times Fellowship.
Canebrake, his recently completed novel, proposes a marvelous, contemporary, cosmopolitan world in which the conventions of physics, biology, space, and time are suspended—putting readers with Enlightenment minded premises on the stretch. Drawing from studies of literary fiction, performance, and film, Flowers proposes that imagination made elastic can inhabit one time, while extending to another and back again. This motion stores and accumulates energy that is directed toward new political possibilities.
Awards include a grant from the Ludwig-Vogelstein Foundation and a residency at the Headlands Center for the Arts.
His work has been published in Black Renaissance / Renaissance Noire, and Kehinde Wiley: A New Republic, among others.