Tony Grooms

Tony GroomsTony Grooms has won the Lillian Smith Prize for Fiction for Trouble No More: Stories and Bombingham (novel), the Sokolov Scholarship of the Bread Loaf Writers’ Conference, the Lamar lectureship of Wesleyan College, and an Arts Administration Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts. Grooms teaches creative writing, the short story, and American literature at Kennesaw State University. His novel Bombingham tells untold stories of the 1960s civil rights movement. In February 2018, Story River Books (University of South Carolina Press) will release Grooms’s new novel The Vain Conversation with an introduction by Ernest Gaines.  The Vain Conversation relates the journey of Lonnie Henson, a white boy in rural Bethany, Georgia, at the end of World War II.