Kevin Wilson

Kevin Wilson is the author of the story collection Tunneling to the Center of the Earth (Ecco, 2009), which received an Alex Award from the American Library Association and the Shirley Jackson Award. His debut novel, The Family Fang, is forthcoming this summer from Ecco. He lives in Sewanee, Tennessee.

A Birth in the Woods

He had been warned that there would be blood. Caleb’s mother had told him in their daily lessons, “No one is actually hurt. Blood doesn’t necessarily mean pain.” She showed him a drawing of a baby floating in space,…