Andrew Geyer

Department of English University of South Carolina Aiken
Aiken, SC 29801

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

A Shared Voice
(Lamar University Press, 2013)
, Dixie Fish
(Ink Brush Press, 2011)
, Meeting the Dead
(University of New Mexico Press, 2007)
, Siren Songs from the Heart of Austin
(Ink Brush Press, 2010)
, Whispers in Dust and Bone
(Texas Tech University Press, 2003)
Prizes Won: 
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.

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

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Frio County, TX
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Last updated: Aug 15, 2013