Writers' League of Texas Discovery Prize Winner


"There is something really remarkable and grand going on in his work, his fiction."

Luis Alberto Urrea,author of The Hummingbird's Daughter and The Devil's Highway


"A rare and stunning collection. These are powerful and necessary stories that we have gone too long without, and now that Skinner has brought them to us in such shimmering prose and unflinching empathy, we are in his debt."

Bret Anthony Johnston, author of Remember Me Like This and Corpus Christi


"José Skinner is a talented writer who keeps his eyes wide open -- and never flinches in the face of what he sees."

Christopher Merrill

Order now from the University of New Mexico Press or your favorite bookstore.  

Also by José Skinner: 

Flight and Other Stories

"Written with confidence, conviction, and a kind of crazed clarity, the stories in Flight shove us into close quarters with losers, loners, and lost souls." -- Sharon Oard Warner
"Flight is a bold and brilliant debut, uncompromising in its vision, written with honesty and compassion." -- Chris Offut
Recognitions for Flight:
  • Finalist, Western States Book Award for Fiction
  • Finalist, Steven Turner Award, Texas Institute of Arts and Letters
  • Discover Great New Writers at Barns & Noble
  • Editors' Choice, Best Adult Books for Young Adults, American Library Association
  • Featured reading at the "Texas Bound" series, Dallas Museum of Art