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.