Dixon Hearne

Fiction Writer

Huntington Beach, CA
California US

Author's Bio

Dixon Hearne teaches and writes in southern California, though his writing draws greatly from the rich images in his daily life growing up along the graceful river traces and bayous in West Monroe, Louisiana. His short story collection, Plantatia: High-toned and Lowdown Stories of the South (Southeast Missouri University Press), received the 2010 Creative Spirit Award-Platinum for best fiction book. He is editor of Thanksgiving to Christmas: A Patchwork of Stories, and two recent anthologies of southern fiction. His stories, many of which have earned awards, can be found in Mature Living, Louisiana Literature, Cream City Review, Wisconsin Review, Big Muddy, Hawai'i Pacific Review and many other magazines, journals and anthologies. New work includes stories in Christmas Traditions and Woodstock Revisited—from Adams Media. His poetry has also received several awards. He is currently at work on a novel and another short story collection.

Publications & Prizes

Plantatia: High-toned and Lowdown Stories of the South (Southeast Missouri State University Press, 2009)
Woodstock Revisited (Adams Media, 2009)
Christmas Traditions (Adams Media, 2008)
Teacakes and Afternoon Tales (AWOC.COM Publishing, 2008)
Thanksgiving to Christmas: A Patchwork of Stories (AWOC.COM Publishing, 2008)
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Potomac Review
Reflections Literary Journal
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Prizes won: 

Hemingway Foundation PEN Award nominee (2010), Creative Spirit Award-Platinum (2010), Best Fiction Book, Pushcart Prize nomination (2010), Pushcart Prize nomination (2008), Tom Howard Short Story Contest -"The Right Eye of Justice" (2009), and "Transfiguration" (2008),
Margaret Reid Poetry Contest (2008), Midwest Literary Magazine Distinction award - Poetry (2011)

Personal Favorites

What I'm reading now: 
Black Southern Voices by John Oliver Killens and Jerry W. Ward, Jr. , The Edge of Marriage by Hester Kaplan , The Help by Kathryn Stockett, New Stories by Southern Women by Mary Ellis Gibson , The Collected Stories by Caroline Gordon

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English American
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West Monroe, LA
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Last update: Mar 11, 2012