Quincy Flowers is a writer who lives in Brooklyn, NY. He holds graduate degrees from creative writing programs at the University of Houston and NYU, where he received a New York Times Fellowship. 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.
He is inspired by the Flying Africans trope in American fiction, a device that typically reveals the conflict between death and life, past and present, “Africa” and “America,” faced by slaves and their descendants.