Bryan Bliss

Young Adult, Theology

Bryan Bliss is the author of several young adult novels, including No Parking at the End Times, Meet Me Here, Thoughts & Prayers, and We'll Fly Away, which was longlisted for the 2018 National Book Award, and the forthcoming Dispatches from Parts Unknown. He also has published Bad Things, Good People, and God: A Primer for Teens. He holds an MTS in theology from Vanderbilt Divinity School, an MFA in fiction writing from Seattle Pacific University, and is finishing a doctorate in public theology. In addition to writing, Bliss is an Episcopal priest and serves as a chaplain and chair of the religion department at an Episcopalian college preparatory school.

Festival Years: 2016, 2024