Carolyn Osborn

Austin, TX 78703-1538

Author's Bio

I've been a radio writer, a newspaper reporter, and part time English teacher at the Univ. of Texas. My short stories, first published in literary journals, have been gathered in four collections. This work has also appeared in collections in England, Belgium, and Mexico. Two of my novels were published by Wings Press. I'm also a frequent contributor to anthologies.

Publications and Prizes

Contrary People
(Wings Press, 1996)
, Uncertain Ground
(Wings Press, 2010)
, Warriors & Maidens
(Texas Christian University Press, 1991)
, Where We Are Now
(Wings Press, 2014)
Lone Star Literature
(Norton, 2003)
Antioch Review, Hotel Amerika, SW Review, Witness
Prizes Won: 
Co-winner Best Book-Length Fiction by a Southwestern Writer, Texas Books in Review; Co-winner Best Short Story Award, Texas Institute of Letters; P.E.N. Syndicated Fiction Award; Prize Stories 1990, The O. Henry Awards; Distinguished Prose Award, Antioch Review; Lon Tinkle Award, Texas Institute of Letters.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf
Dancing With the Devil in the City of God by Juliana Barbassa
Albion's Seed by David Hackett Fischer
The 50s, The Story of a Decade by A new collection by the New Yorker
Antioch, Missouri, Georgia, Southwestern Reviews by I subscribe to these journals

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Nashville, TN & Gatesville, TX, TX
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Last updated: Jul 29, 2016