Bruce Overby

Fiction Writer

Mountain View, CA

Author's Bio

Bruce Overby lives and writes in California's Santa Clara Valley. He holds an MFA in Writing from Queens University of Charlotte and is the winner of First Prize in the 2007 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition and Third Prize in the 2021 Blue Moon Novel Competition. His stories about family, love, loss, and addiction have appeared in Storyglossia, the Green Mountains Review, the Evening Street Review, and the anthology Home of the Brave: Stories in Uniform. His debut novel from Madville Publishing, The Cyclone Release, features a tragic accident, a grieving spouse, and a tangle of secrets, all set in a skyrocketing startup company during the late-1990s Silicon Valley tech boom.

Publications & Prizes

Home of the Brave: Stories in Uniform (Press 53, 2009)
The Cyclone Release (Madville Publishing, 2022)
Prizes won: 
  • First Prize, 2007 Lorian Hemingway Short Story Competition
  • Third Prize, 2020 Blue Moon Novel Competition

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Elizabeth Strout, Dan Chaon, Don DeLillo, Margaret Atwood
What I'm reading now: 
The Flight Portfolio by Julie Orringer

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San Jose, CA
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San Jose, CA
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Last update: Jun 17, 2022