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Allen Wier

Allen Wier

  • Department of English
    Murray State University
    Murray, KY 42071
  • Phone: (256) 960-9707
  • E-mail: awier@utk.edu

Author's Bio

Prof. Emeritus--Univ. of TN; 2016--2019, Watkins Endowed Visiting Writer at Murray State Univ. in Murray, KY. A new book of short stories is forthcoming in summer of 2017.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
Tehano (Southern Methodist University Press, 2006), A Place for Outlaws (Harper & Row, 1989), Departing As Air (Simon & Schuster, 1983), Blanco (Avon/Bard, 1980), Things About to Disappear (Avon/Bard, 1980)
Journals:
Five Points, Shenandoah, Southern Review
Prizes:
John Dos Passos Prize for Literature in 2008; Robert Penn Warren Award from the Fellowship of Southern Writers; Guggenheim Fellowship; NEA Fellowship; TN Arts Council Individual Artists' Grant; Travel Writer of the Year (1994) from the Alabama Bureau of Travel; graduate students in the University of Tennessee’s Department of English voted Wier the department’s “most outstanding professor in the classroom; Awarded Hodges Distinguished Teaching Char, Univ. of Tennessee. Faculty, Sewanee Writers Conference.

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Listing last updated: July 13, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
San Antonio, TX
Raised in:
Texas, Mexico, Louisiana, TX

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