About James Scott

James Scott’s debut novel, The Kept, will be published by Harper in 2014. His short fiction can be found in One Story, Ploughshares, Post Road, and American Short Fiction, among other places. James has received awards from Yaddo, VCCA, St. Botolph’s Club, the Millay Colony, the Wesleyan Writers' Conference, the New York State Summer Writers' Institute, and the Sewanee Writers' Conference. Currently, James is an issue editor for One Story, teaches workshops for Grub Street, Inc., and writes for a music magazine.

One Pirate Year

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“My father leaned his head against the fence, the bleachers of Forbes casting a cold shadow over the two of us, and he began to weep in earnest.” By James Scott