Celine Keating

Fiction Writer

Bristol, RI
Rhode Island US

Author's Bio

Céline Keating is the author of novels The Stark Beauty of Last Things (2023), Play for Me (2015) and Layla (2011), and the co-editor of On Montauk: A Literary Celebration. Keating’s themes include an interest in the arts, activism, and the environment. Her short fiction has been published in many literary journals, such as Prairie Schooner, Santa Clara Review, North Stone Review, and Mount Hope, and she was the winner of the 2021 first-place Tucson Festival of Books Fiction Prize and the 2014 first-place Hackney Literary Award in Short Fiction.  www.celinekeating.com.

Literary agent: 
Formerly, Barbara Braun

Publications & Prizes

My Search for Three Pines, in Creativity and Constraint (Wising Up Press, 2014)
Layla (Plain View Press (Austin, TX), 2011)
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North Stone Review
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Santa Clara Review
Prizes won: 

First Place Fiction Award, The Tucson Festival of Books, 2021

Hackney First Place Award for Short Fiction, 2014

Fellowships, MacDowell Colony, Breadloaf, BookEnds

Personal Favorites

Favorite authors: 
Barbara Kingsolver, Alice McDermott, Richard Price, Edward J. Delaney, Alice Elliott Dark, Julia Glass, John Casey.
What I'm reading now: 
Horses by Gwendolyn Brooks

More Information

Gives readings: 
Travels for readings: 
Identifies as: 
American, Celtic American, White
Prefers to work with: 
Naturalists/Environmentalists, Women
Fluent in: 
Born in: 
New York City, NY, NY
New York
Raised in: 
Queens, NY
New York
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Last update: Jan 24, 2024