A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice
THE NEW YORK TIMES REVIEW OF BOOKS:
"From the first page, Winslow establishes an uncanny authority and profound tone that belie the book’s debut status. The precision and charm of his language lure us in and soothe us, as in his description of a “hot biscuit that looked like it could be melted down and used to make a necklace and a pair of matching ear bobs.” Read the full review by clicking the link below.
"This tender, exuberant, and impressively crafted debut novel spans decades of family upheaval and painful secrets in telling the story of a freethinking black woman in a tightly knit Carolina community." Read the full review by clicking the link below.
NEW YORK JOURNAL OF BOOKS:
"Although it’s hardly shocking now, In West Mills reminds readers of two elements of Their Eyes Were Watching God that made Hurston’s classic novel revolutionary and controversial in its own time and for decades thereafter. First, it’s a black novel about black people in which white people are mentioned but almost never appear. Second, it conveys character and humor in dialogue rendered unabashedly in idiomatic speech (albeit more modestly in Winslow’s case) without ever playing the dialect itself for laughs."
AWARDS & PRIZES
2021 William Morris Award for Southern Fiction Recipient
2020 American Book Award Recipient
2019 Center for Fiction's First Novel Prize Recipient
2020 Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction (finalist)
2020 Lambda Literary Award for Gay Fiction (finalist)
2020 Edmund White Award for Debut Fiction (finalist)
2020 William Saroyan International Prize for Writing (shortlisted)
Named a Most Anticipated Novel by:
TIME MAGAZINE * USA TODAY * ENTERTAINMENT WEEKLY * NYLON * SOUTHERN LIVING * THE LOS ANGELES TIMES * ESSENCE * THE MILLIONS * REAL SIMPLE* HUFFINGTON POST * BUZZFEED