Frederick McKindra, fiction writer and essayist, lives in Little Rock, AR. He attended Howard University in Washington D.C., before moving to Brooklyn, NY. There he began work on his first novel, The Ticket, in 2010, while pursuing an MFA in Fiction at the New School. His essay “Becoming Integrated” from the Fall 2017 issue of the Oxford American Magazine was listed as a Notable Essay in Best American Essays 2018, edited by Hilton Als. He contributed a monthly column in 2018 to the Oxford American’s online series The By and By, which recorded his transition from New York City back to his native Little Rock. A 2017 Buzzfeed Emerging Writer Fellow, Frederick has received support from the Bread Loaf Writer's Conference as a 2017 Work Study Scholarship Recipient for Fiction and the Lambda Literary Foundation as a 2017 Writer in Residence. He is a frequent contributor to Buzzfeed New’s Reader section.