Curt Eriksen

Author's Bio

Curt Eriksen was born in Kansas, but spent half of his life in Europe. He lives between the Sierra de Gredos, in western Spain, and Boston. His novel set in the Serengeti—A Place of Timeless Harmony—won the 2016 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize. His short fiction, novel extracts, political commentary, and poetry have appeared in the U.S., U.K., Canada, Australia, India, and Spain, in numerous print and online journals, including Blackbird, Rosebud, New Madrid and Alba. Curt is an accomplished martial artist, and a certified instructor of both Taiji Quan and the Russian martial art of Samozashchita Bez Oruzhiya known as SAMBO. He holds an MA in Economics from the University of Maryland and an MFA from Lesley University in Cambridge, Massachusetts.

Publications and Prizes

A Place of Timeless Harmony
(Texas Review Press, 2017)
34th Parallel, 42opus, ALBA, Anemone Sidecar, Blackbird, Blood Lotus, Blue Crow Magazine, Boston Literary Magazine, Canopic Jar, Contrary, Curbside Splendor, Del Sol Review, Flash, The International Short-short Story Magazine, Foliate Oak, Forge, Four and Twenty, GHOTI, Harvests of New Millennium , Hinchas de Poesia, Johnny America, Mad Hatters' Review, New Madrid, Oak Bend Review, Oklahoma Review, Orbis: An International Quarterly Of Prose And Fiction, Otoliths, Pindeldyboz, Poetry Quarterly, Poetry Super Highway, Radiant Turnstile, right hand pointing, Rosebud, SNReview, Temenos Journal, The Ampersand Review, The Citron Review, The Journal, The Ranfurly Review
Prizes Won: 
2016 Clay Reynolds Novella Prize

More Information

Listed as: 
Fiction Writer, Poet
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Identifies as: 
European American
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Born in: 
Manhattan, KS
Raised in: 
Carbondale, IL
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Last updated: Jun 08, 2017