Todd James Pierce

Dept of English Cal Poly University
San Luis Obispo, CA 93407

Author's Bio

I'm a fiction writer and poet, who studied at UC Irvine (MFA) and Florida State University (PhD). I'm the author of two books of fiction (The Australia Stories and Newsworld), as well as the editor of many anthologies of short fiction and one textbook (Behind the Short Story). Presently I’m an associate professor at Cal Poly University in San Luis Obipso, California, where co-direct the creative writing program. My creative work has appeared in roughly 75 journals.

Publications and Prizes

Newsworld - Winner of the 2006 Drue Heinz Literature Prize
(University of Pittsburgh Press, 2006)
, The Australia Stories
(MacAdam/Cage, 2003)
American Short Fiction, Boulevard, Chattahoochee Review, Chelsea, Christian Science Monitor, Cutbank, Fiction, Florida Review, Gettysburg Review, Greensboro Review, Hawaii Pacific Review, Indiana Review, Iowa Review, Mid-American Review, Missouri Review, New Orleans Review, The New York Quarterly, North American Review, Northwest Review, Poet Lore, Puerto del Sol, River City, Shenandoah, Story Quarterly, The Georgia Review, The Laurel Review, The Literary Review, The Malahat Review, The Seattle Review, The Sun, Willow Springs
Prizes Won: 
Drue Heinz Literature Prize (for Newsworld) Charles Angoff Award for Literary Excellence (for "Young Life, Made Easy") Prairie Schooner Strousse Award (for poetry)

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Fiction Writer, Poet
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European American
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Last updated: Sep 04, 2012