Anthony Grooms

Anthony Grooms teaches fiction writing, literature and American Studies, and directs the M.A. in Professional Writing program at Kennesaw State University in Georgia. He has also taught in Ghana and Sweden, and lectured in Morocco and the United Arab Emirates. His fiction, poetry and essays have been published in numerous journals and anthologies in the U.S. and abroad. His novel Bombingham, set against the Civil Rights Movement, is often taught in high schools and colleges. It was a Washington Post notable book and was chosen as a city-wide common read for D.C. The critical edition of Trouble No More: Stories can be found as an e-book, and another novel, The Vain Conversation, is forthcoming.

Grooms has twice won the Lillian Smith Prize for Fiction and was a finalist for the Hurston-Wright Foundation award. He holds fellowships from Yaddo, Bread Loaf, the National Endowment for the Arts and Fulbright.



Atlanta Noir

This much-anticipated and long-overdue installment in Akashic's Noir Series reveals many sides of Atlanta only known to its residents.

Brand-new stories by: Tananarive Due, Kenji Jasper, Tayari Jones, Dallas Hudgens, Jim Grimsley, Brandon Massey, Jennifer Harlow, Sheri Joseph, Alesia Parker, Gillian Royes, Anthony Grooms, John Holman, Daniel Black, and David James Poissant.

Atlanta is one of America’s most dynamic and fastest-growing cities, with an increasingly diverse population. This volume honors the city’s transformation—albeit in a chilling manner—with a highly talented crew of contributors who know the city inside and out.