Donald Edem Quist is author of the short story collection Let Me Make You a Sandwich and the nonfiction collection Harbors. His work has appeared in several print and online publications. He is creator of the web project PAST TEN, co-host of the Poet in Bangkok podcast and serves as Fiction Editor for Atlas and Alice. He received a fellowship from Kimbilio Fiction and earned his MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Fine Arts.



Quist, Donald.  HARBORS. Austin, TX: Awst Press, 2016. Print.

Quist, Donald.  Let Me Make You A SandwichAnn Arbor, MI: Notewell Press, 2010. Print.



A Selfish Invention.” Storychord, Mar. 2017. Online.

Twin Pilgrims.” Puerto del Sol, Nov.2016. Online.

Memorials.The Auburn Avenue, Nov.2016. Online.

“They Would Be Waiting.” J Journal, Dec. 2015. Print.

Takeaway.” Cleaver Magazine, Dec. 2015. Online.

Preface to Tales of River.Knee-Jerk Magazine, Aug. 2015. Online.

(No Subject)Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Mar. 2015. Online.

Snowman.” Apeiron Review, Jan. 2015. Online.

“Lalita Rattapong’s New Microwave.” Metazen, May 2014. Online.

“She is a Cosmos.” INSCAPE, Apr. 2014. Print.

“If you should fall off the earth…” The Adroit Journal, Mar. 2013. Print.

The Ghosts of Takahiro Okyo.” Hunger Mountain: The VCFA Journal for the Arts, Dec. 2012.  Print.


“Thieves.” AGNI, (forthcoming)

Undertow.” Platypus Press, Jul. 2017. Online.

“March 14, 2002.” Under the Gum Tree, Jul. 2017. Print.

Lesson Plan.” Cosmonauts Avenue, Mar. 2017. Online.

Figures.” The Nervous Breakdown, Jun. 2016. Online.

Till Next Time, Take Care of Yourselves and Each Other.” Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Apr. 2016. Online.

Questions & Answers: Notes on Writing “Rays” By Donald Quist.” North American Review, Mar. 2016. Online.

“Rays.” North American Review, Mar. 2016. Print.

I’ll Fly Away: Notes on Economy Class CitizenshipThe Rumpus, Sep. 2015. Online.

The Animals We Invent.” Awst Press, Aug. 2015. Online.

“Savage Sentences: Elements of Style in The Savage Detectives.” Galaxy: Assumption University-Institute for English Language Education Journal, May 2015. Print.

Closing Procedures at Spencer’s Gifts.” Pithead Chapel, Jan. 2015. Online.

Dogs in the Kingdom.” Slag Glass City, Nov. 2014. Online.

What It’s Like Living Here: Bangkok.” Numero Cinq, May 2013. Online.

Striking a Balance Between Love and Your Love of Writing.” Jenniferblanchard.net, Jun. 2009. Online.


A Hunting Party” & “Other People’s StoriesBarzakh Magazine, Apr. 2017. Online.

Reviews & Interviews:

Johnson, Justin. “Confronting Reality Through Writing.” Florence Morning News, Mar. 2017. Online.

Carroll, Tobias. “Harbors Surprised Me: An Interview with Donald Quist.Vol. 1 Brooklyn, Mar. 2017. Online.

Seltzer, Sarah. “The Sweetest Debut.” Flavorwire, Sep. 2016. Online.

Quist, Donald. “With Closed Fists: An Interview with Kali VanBaale.Fiction Writers Review, Jun. 2016. Online.

Blood, Liz.  “Interview with Donald Quist.” Awst Press, Nov. 2015.  Online.

Lang, Jennifer. “10 Ways the Expat Life Is Like a Continual Espresso Buzz.” Wall Street Journal, Jun. 2015. Online

Train Shots: Book Review.” Queen Mob’s Teahouse, Dec. 2014. Online.

Wrestling Leviathans: A Review of Pacific Rim and The Responsibility of Global Artists.” Rest for Pilgrims, July. 2013. Online.

Paloni, Jodi.  “Visiting with Donald Quist.” Hunger Mountain: The VCFA Journal for the Arts, Feb. 2012.  Online.

Awards & Nominations: 

2016 Foreword INDIES Bronze Winner – HARBORS

2017 International Book Awards Finalist – HARBORS

Pushcart Prize – Nonfiction Nomination (2017) – “Junior”

Pushcart Prize – Fiction Nomination (2016) – “They Would Be Waiting.”

Pushcart Prize – Nonfiction Nomination (2016) – “The Animals We Invent

Pushcart Prize – Fiction Nomination (2013) – “The Ghosts of Takahiro Okyo”

Howard Frank Mosher Short Fiction Prize (runner-up, 2011)

E.L. Doctorow & Peter Matthiessen Authors Competition Winner, The Writer’s Workshop of Asheville (2010)

Sigma Tau Delta Writing Competition Winner (2010)

Coker College Write-On Award Winner (2005)