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Andrew Geyer

Andrew Geyer

Author's Bio

Andrew Geyer's latest book project is the story anthology A Shared Voice which he co-edited with Tom Mack, and which was published by Lamar University Press in 2013. Geyer is also the author of four books, the latest of which is the novel Dixie Fish. His other book-length works are Siren Songs from the Heart of Austin, a story cycle; Meeting the Dead, a novel; and Whispers in Dust and Bone, a story cycle that won the silver medal for short fiction in the Foreword Magazine Book of the Year Awards and the Spur Award from the Western Writers of America. His award-winning stories have appeared in dozens of literary magazines and anthologies, and have been nominated for the Pushcart Prize. A member of the Texas Institute of Letters and recently named a Breakthrough Rising Star by the University of South Carolina system, he serves as Associate Professor of English at the University of South Carolina-Aiken and as fiction editor for Concho River Review.

Publications and Prizes

Books:
A Shared Voice (Lamar University Press, 2013), Dixie Fish (Ink Brush Press, 2011), Siren Songs from the Heart of Austin (Ink Brush Press, 2010), Meeting the Dead (University of New Mexico Press, 2007), Whispers in Dust and Bone (Texas Tech University Press, 2003)
Prizes:
Gary Wilson Award for Short Fiction, 2011. Batchelor Emerging Writers Series, Barton College, Featured Fiction Writer, 2010. 1st Annual Short Story Competition, Angelo State University Writers Conference in Honor of Elmer Kelton, Winner, 2008. Spur Award for Best Short Fiction, Western Writers of America, Winner, 2004. Foreword Magazine Short Fiction Book of the Year, Silver Medal, 2003. Free Times Colossal Short Story Contest, 1st place, 1999. South Carolina Fiction Project, Winner, 1992. South Carolina Fiction Project, Winner, 1990.

Andrew Geyer Resume

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now:
Into the Wild by Jon Krakauer, The Penguin History of the United States of America by Hugh Brogan
Favorite Books:
Leaves of Grass, In Our Time, The Sun Also Rises, A Moveable Feast, Woman Hollering Creek, The House on Mango Street, A Wizard of Earthsea, Love in the Time of Cholera, The Whole Motion: Collected Poems, 1945-1992, The Heights of Machu Picchu, Song of Solomon, The Complete Stories of Flannery O'Connor, As I Lay Dying, Will You Please Be Quiet, Please?, The Things They Carried, The Time It Never Rained

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Listing last updated: August 15, 2013

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Prefers to work with:
Any
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Austin, TX
Raised in:
Frio County, TX

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