Lee Clay Johnson

Lee Clay Johnson is the author of the novel Nitro Mountain (Knopf, 2016), which won the 2017 Sue Kaufman Prize from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. His stories have appeared in numerous publications. He holds a BA from Bennington College and an MFA from the University of Virginia. He grew up around Nashville in a family of bluegrass musicians, and currently lives in New York City.


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