Suspend Your Disbelief

Kim Church


Kim Church is the author of Byrd (Dzanc Books, 2014), winner of the Crook’s Corner Book Prize, a Chautauqua Prize finalist, and longlisted for the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize. Her short work appears in The Sun MagazineThe Believer LoggerPainted Bride QuarterlyShenandoah, the Norton anthology Flash Fiction Forward, and elsewhere. She has received fiction fellowships from the North Carolina Arts Council and residencies at the Virginia Center for the Creative Arts, the Millay Colony, and Vermont Studio Center. She lives in Raleigh, North Carolina. Visit her online at