KEVIN FORTUNA


Kevin Fortuna lives in Cold Spring, New York. He obtained a Bachelors degree in English Literature from Georgetown University, where he graduated summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa. He is the recipient of a Lannan Literary Fellowship, the Quicksall Medal for Writing, a Fellowship in Fiction at the Prague Summer Writers Workshop and a Full Fellowship in Fiction at the University of New Orleans, where he received his MFA.

His debut collection of short stories, The Dunning Man, was published by Lavender Ink in fall, 2014.

Praise for The Dunning Man

“The stories in The Dunning Man pulse with life, and the men and women who figure in them are real people, regular people, working people. People like you and me.” – John Kenney, Esquire 

“A great new exemplar of hard-boiled serious literature.” – C.W. Cannon, Ask Men

“This short collection seems like a sampler platter from a writer who may well have a fictional feast in him.” – Kirkus 

"Kevin Fortuna's The Dunning Man (Lavender Ink) abounds with society's rejects." – Elissa Schappell, Vanity Fair, Hot Type

"These characters may be the architects of their own disasters, but you also get the sense Fortuna is giving them one last roll of the dice." – Maggie Murphy, Parade

"If Stephen King, Jhumpa Lahiri and Haruki Murakami had a brainchild, it might look a little something like The Dunning Man." – Ferozan Aziz, Popdust