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Carolyn Osborn

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

Books:
Where We Are Now (Wings Press, 2014), Uncertain Ground (Wings Press, 2010), Contrary People (Wings Press, 1996), Warriors & Maidens (Texas Christian University Press, 1991)
Anthologies:
Lone Star Literature (Norton, 2003)
Journals:
Antioch Review, Hotel Amerika, SW Review, Witness
Prizes:
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.

Carolyn Osborn Resume

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
Favorite Books:
l00 Years of Solitude, Dream Tigers, All the Light We Cannot See, The Alexander Quartet, The Swerve. Far From the Tree, Americanah
Favorite Authors:
Chekhov, Alice McDermott, Garcia Marquez, Jane Austen, the Brontes, Borges, Alice Munroe, James Thurber, William Trevor, Adam Gopnik, Eudora Welty, Katherine Anne Porter, Colette, Carson McCullough, Virginia Woolf, Andrew Solomon, Albert Goldbarth, Stephen Dunn

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Listing last updated: July 29, 2016

More Information

Listed as:
Fiction Writer
Gives readings?
Yes
Travels for readings?
Yes
Identifies as:
Caucasian
Prefers to work with:
Teachers
Fluent in:
English
Born in:
Nashville, TN
Raised in:
Nashville, TN & Gatesville, TX, TX

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