Carolyn Osborn

Fiction Writer

Austin, TX 78703-1538

Author's Bio

I've been a radio writer, a newspaper reporter, and part time English teacher at the Univ. of Texas. My short stories, first published in literary journals, have been gathered in four collections. This work has also appeared in collections in England, Belgium, and Mexico. Two of my novels were published by Wings Press. I'm also a frequent contributor to anthologies.

Publications & Prizes

Lone Star Literature (Norton, 2003)
Where We Are Now (Wings Press, 2014)
Uncertain Ground (Wings Press, 2010)
Contrary People (Wings Press, 1996)
Warriors & Maidens (Texas Christian University Press, 1991)
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Hotel Amerika
SW Review
Prizes won: 

Co-winner Best Book-Length Fiction by a Southwestern Writer, Texas Books in Review; Co-winner Best Short Story Award, Texas Institute of Letters; P.E.N. Syndicated Fiction Award; Prize Stories 1990, The O. Henry Awards; Distinguished Prose Award, Antioch Review; Lon Tinkle Award, Texas Institute of Letters.

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What I'm reading now: 
The Invention of Nature by Andrea Wulf, Dancing With the Devil in the City of God by Juliana Barbassa, Albion's Seed by David Hackett Fischer, The 50s, The Story of a Decade by A new collection by the New Yorker, Antioch, Missouri, Georgia, Southwestern Reviews by I subscribe to these journals

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Nashville, TN & Gatesville, TX, TX
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Last update: Jul 29, 2016