Townsend Walker

2515 Larkin
San Francisco, CA 94109

Author's Bio

Townsend Walker lives in San Francisco. His novella in noir "La Ronde" was published in June 2015 by Truth Serum Press. His short stories take journeys into the lives of a female assassin, an Italian detective who solves a murder with tortellini, soldiers with memories of smashed birds and bodies, battling families, and teenagers in love. Stories are set in: Rome, London, New York, Boston, Munich, San Francisco, and Levelland. Inspiration comes from paintings, violence, cemeteries and strong women. Stories published in over seventy literary journals, included in eight anthologies and performed in Hollywood.

Publications and Prizes

Bartleby Snopes, Cantaraville, Danse Macabre, Dark Sky Magazine, Grey Sparrow Journal, Our Stories, Raving Dove, Static Movement, The Battered Suitcase, The Delinquent
Prizes Won: 
First prize: SLO Nightwriters Contest Second place: "Our Stories" Gordon Contest "Holding Tight" and "A Little Love, A Little Shove" were nominated for PEN/O.Henry Awards.

Personal Favorites

What I'm Reading Now: 
The Singer's Gun by Emily St. John Mandel
Thieving Forest by Martha Conway
Pieces of My Mother by Melissa Cistaro
The Comedians by Graham Greene
Fortune Smiles by Adam Johnson

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Hagerstown, MD
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Last updated: Oct 21, 2015