Craig Bernier

Fiction Writer

Author's Bio

A jack-of-all-trades, Craig has supported his writing with occupations both professional and menial ranging from college instructor to line cook, technical writer to bartender, carpenter to dishwasher, kennel cleaner, sailor, and pizza delivery. Work is a key theme in his stories and Detroit the premier setting for that.

Craig is originally from New Haven, Michigan. He served in the Navy aboard numerous Pacific Fleet combatants. He is a veteran of Operations Desert Storm and Desert Shield. He is a graduate of Macomb Community College, Wayne State University in Detroit, and was a Jacob K. Javits Fellow at the University of Pittsburgh. He is currently serving as a Visiting Assistant Professor of English at the University of Pittsburgh and resides in nearby Wilkinsburg. Craig is at work on a novel about a role playing store, a collection of nonfiction essays, and a collection of linked-short stories. He is available for interviews, readings, lectures on craft, and book clubs.

Publications & Prizes

Your Life Idyllic (Black Lawrence Press, 2014)
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Jacob K. Javits Fellowship, St. Lawrence Book Prize

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New Haven, MI
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Last update: Jul 27, 2015