Rolf Yngve

40 Catspaw Cape
Coronado, CA 92118

Author's Bio

I combined a 35 year career in the United States Navy with a lifelong interest in literary fiction. Now, I write full time trying to create the truest depiction of the lives of men and women who work within governments and the armed forces. My first short fiction was published in the 1970’s and 80’s in journals and little magazines and was anthologized in Best American Short Stories, 1979, Since retiring from the Navy in 2006, I’ve started publishing in the journals again. I finished an MFA from Warren Wilson MFA and a MacDowell Fellowship where I revised a novel about the stresses placed upon those at sea conducting counter-piracy operations: Any Watch They Keep. During my career in the Navy, I served in ranks from seaman to captain, held a combatant command at sea, and deployed overseas with eleven different ships and staffs on thirteen different occasions. Six deployments involved combat operations or support of combat operations.

Publications and Prizes

Prizes Won: 
Best American Short Stories, 1979 Glimmer Train Family Affairs (3rd) 2008 Indiana Review Fiction Prize 2009 5 Pushcart Prize Nominations

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Identifies as: 
Scandinavian American
Prefers to work with: 
Adults, Prisoners, Seniors, Teachers, Teenagers, Veterans
Fluent in: 
English, German
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Wayzata, MN
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Last updated: Sep 30, 2013