Suspend Your Disbelief

Carter Sickels


Carter Sickels is the author of the novel The Evening Hour (Bloomsbury USA), a Finalist for the 2013 Oregon Book Award, the Lambda Literary Debut Fiction Award, and the Publishing Triangle Edmund White Debut Fiction Award. Carter has won scholarships to Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Sewanee Writers’ Conference, the MacDowell Colony, and VCCA. He is currently Visiting Faculty for West Virginia Wesleyan’s Low Res MFA Program. Carter is now working on his second novel, and for inspiration, often returns to the work of a few of his favorite writers: Kent Haruf, Denis Johnson, and all the Southern greats. Visit his website at


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