Allen Wier

Department of English Murray State University
Murray, KY 42071
Phone: 
(256) 960-9707
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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: 
A Place for Outlaws
(Harper & Row, 1989)
, Blanco
(Avon/Bard, 1980)
, Departing As Air
(Simon & Schuster, 1983)
, Tehano
(Southern Methodist University Press, 2006)
, Things About to Disappear
(Avon/Bard, 1980)
Journals: 
Five Points, Shenandoah, Southern Review
Prizes Won: 
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.

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
Raised in: 
Texas, Mexico, Louisiana, TX
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Last updated: Jul 13, 2016