Kim Church’s novel BYRD (Dzanc Books, 2014) won the Crook's Corner Book Prize for best debut novel set in the South and the Independent Publisher Book Award Bronze Medal for literary fiction. It was a finalist for the Chautauqua Prize and the Balcones Fiction Prize and was longlisted for the SIBA Book Award and the Flaherty-Dunnan First Novel Prize from the Center for Fiction. Her stories, poems, and essays appear in the Norton anthology Flash Fiction Forward, Shenandoah, Mississippi Review, Painted Bride Quarterly, the Chicago Tribune, and elsewhere. She has received fellowships from the North Carolina Arts Council and is a frequent fellow at VCCA. She has been in residency at the Millay Colony and Vermont Studio Center. She lives in Raleigh with her husband, artist Anthony Ulinski, another VCCA fellow.